184 COVID-19 cases tied to outbreak at popular East Lansing bar

Posted at 4:55 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 17:05:09-04

INGHAM COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — A total of 184 COVID-19 cases have now been linked to an outbreak at a popular bar in East Lansing, according to Ingham County health officials.

Officials say out of the 184 individuals who have tested positive for the coronavirus, 142 of them visited Harper's Restaurant & Brew Pub.

Forty-two secondary cases were also identified. According to health officials, this means 42 people got infected by someone who had visited the bar and contracted the virus.

Back in late June, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases tied to a bar in East Lansing jumped from 14 to 34. The department asked anyone who was at Harper's Restaurant & Brew Pub between June 12-20 to watch for symptoms of COVID-19.

Those symptoms could develop up to 14 days after exposure, and anyone with symptoms should get tested immediately. People without symptoms may also request testing. Asymptomatic infections do occur and can be contagious. Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath and fever.

The bar is currently listed as 'Temporarily Closed' following a Google search Saturday.