30+ virus cases linked to bar

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 30 cases of the coronavirus have been linked to a popular bar near Michigan State University, health officials said Wednesday as they urged people to self-quarantine if they had visited the business.

People who were at Harper’s in East Lansing between June 12-20 should stay home for 14 days, “self-monitor for symptoms and distance themselves from other household contacts like family and roommates,” the Ingham County health department said.

At least 33 people who were at Harper’s have tested positive for the virus, department spokeswoman Amanda Darche said. Another person got it from someone who visited Harper’s.

“We need everyone exposed to stay home,” county health officer Linda Vail said.

Most people who tested positive have mild symptoms while some were asymptomatic, the health department said.