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COVID-19 cases tied to Muskegon Bike Time, a four-day motorcycle event held in West Michigan on July 15 to 18, are under investigation by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and local public health departments.
DHHS reports that at least 16 cases of COVID-19 have been identified among this year’s attendees and their contacts, including individuals who were at the event while they were infectious. If you attended Muskegon Bike Time, DHHS says you may have been exposed to the virus and you should get tested.
“We continue to see outbreaks of COVID-19 in Michigan, including outbreaks involving the more transmissible Delta variant,” said. Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health at DHHS. “Attendees at Bike Time may have been exposed and are urged to get tested based on CDC’s latest guidelines. Our best protection against the virus is the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. I urge all eligible Michiganders to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”
According to recent CDC guidance, fully vaccinated individuals who have been around someone who has COVID-19 should get tested three to five days after exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms. They should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until receiving a negative test result. Those who test positive should isolate for 10 days.
More than 5.1 million Michiganders 16 and older have received at least their first dose of the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. To locate a vaccine, visit VaccineFinder.org.
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