11 more houses near Michigan State quarantined due to virus

Posted at 9:57 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 21:57:58-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Ingham County health officials have identified 11 more large houses near Michigan State University’s campus where there are known exposures to the COVID-19 virus.

The health department has ordered residents in those houses to quarantine for the next two weeks.

Mandatory quarantines now have been ordered for 25 fraternity and sorority houses and 14 large rental houses in East Lansing.

On Saturday, the health department said at least a third of the 342 people affiliated with the university testing positive for the virus since Aug. 24 attended parties or social gatherings.

At least one third of the gatherings were associated with fraternities or sororities.