Michigan orders tests on ag, migrant workers after outbreaks

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Posted at 10:05 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 10:05:07-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has ordered coronavirus testing of agricultural and migrant workers, citing 11 outbreaks at farms and food-processing plants in recent weeks.

Under Monday's emergency order from the state Department of Health and Human Services, migrant housing camp operators must do initial baseline testing of all residents age 18 and older.

Agricultural operations with more than 20 workers on site at a time must also ensure testing.

The University of Michigan said students must undergo a 14-day period of “enhanced” social distancing before arriving on campus.

Michigan State University is urging students with only online classes to consider living at home.