Popular Michigan College Bar Linked To 85 People Testing Positive For Coronavirus

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The Ingham County Health Department is reporting that a popular college bar not far from Michigan State University’s campus in Lansing is linked to a cluster of positive coronavirus cases.

The Lansing State Journal is reporting that the cases are all linked to Harper’s Restaurant and Brew Pub in Lansing.

The bar had welcomed packed crowds upon reopening earlier this month — with photos showing shoulder-to-shoulder lines out the door, as reported by the Detroit Free Press.

“We have attempted to instruct customers waiting in line to wear face coverings and practice social distancing through signage on the public sidewalk and with a banner on our railing,” the bar wrote on Facebook.

Eighty of the infections were customers who visited the bar, while the cases were people exposed to customers from the bar.

According to the report, of those infected, 23 are asymptomatic.

The bar is now closed in order to “devise a strategy that eliminates the lines altogether” and install air purifying technology inside.

Any customers who went to Harper’s Restaurant and Brew Pub between June 12-22 are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of their visit.

Maybe let’s all drink at home for the rest of 2020?

[via Lansing State Journal]


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