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Health Officer Quarantines 30 East Lansing Houses

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Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail

The Ingham County Health Department has ordered thirty large houses in East Lansing to immediately quarantine for the next two weeks.

County Health Officer Linda Vail issued the quarantine order on Monday. It covers 23 fraternity and sorority houses, along with seven large rental houses.

More orders could be forthcoming.

Find the emergency order, including the affected addresses, here.

COVID-19 cases have risen more than 50-percent in Ingham County. More than half of the new cases are in East Lansing, and the majority are from MSU students.

Residents must stay in the houses unless they need medical care or necessities that can’t be delivered. Non-residents cannot enter the buildings other than to provide immediate health or safety services.

Violators could face a misdemeanor charge punishable by up to six months in jail, a fine of as much as $200, or both.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
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