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3 people in voluntary quarantine for coronavirus in Kent Co.

Posted at 5:44 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 06:55:56-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Three people who recently traveled to China from Kent County are under voluntary quarantine for the coronavirus.

The people are in a 14-day monitoring period, following a new system enacted by the Centers for Disease Control this month. CDC considers them a medium risk because they were in China’s mainland.

All three are undergoing daily health checks and the health department is doing daily check-ins.

The health department said there are no signs they have the coronavirus at this point.

Steve Kelso, communications manager for the health department, said the flu is a large concern and running rampant in the county right now.