The party was believed to have taken place between July 2nd and 3rd and that health officials are now asking everyone who attended the party to quarantine and monitor themselves for the symptoms of the virus for 14 days.
There were 66 other people believed to have had direct contact with a confirmed case. That number does not include family members who are immediate family contacts in the newly identified cases, the statement said.
Over the weekend, Louisiana Governor Bel Edwards said new cases had been linked to random encounters in people’s yards. The governor issued a limitation that requires meetings of less than 50 people
Local health officials said that this group in Michigan highlights how easily and quickly the virus can infect people.
The spread of the party had an impact on people outside the county and even the state, according to the release.
The party and subsequent events led to further displays in retail stores, restaurants, businesses, canoe rentals, clubs, camps, athletic teams and a retired community.
“None of us want to be the reason why someone in our community or county falls seriously ill or dies,” says Brian D. Marl, mayor of the city of Saline. “We have the opportunity to work together and with our local health department to contain it as quickly as possible. We know what we need to do and we can definitely do it.”