Ionia schools employee in self-quarantine after going to Pistons-Jazz game

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Posted at 3:37 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 15:37:51-04

IONIA, Mich. — An Ionia Public Schools employee is in self-quarantine after they attended an NBA game between the Detroit Pistons and the Utah Jazz.

Two players have tested positive for COVID-19 since Wednesday, prompting the NBA and other professional leagues to suspend their seasons. Once the positive tests were announced, the employee came to the district to tell them he was at the game.

The employee is not showing any symptoms currently but is still in self-quarantine out of caution. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends anyone who may have made contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus to quarantine themselves for 14 days.

Ionia County health officials will continue monitoring the employee for symptoms during the self-quarantine period.

Since the employee is asymptomatic, Ionia County is not sending samples for testing, closing any public buildings or canceling any Ionia schools’ events.

Further updates for residents are available through the Ionia County Health Department. Parents with questions about the district’s coronavirus preparations and guidelines are encouraged to call the health department or Superintendent Ronald Wilson.