30 large houses in East Lansing ordered to quarantine immediately

Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The Ingham County Health Department has identified 30 large houses in East Lansing with known exposure to coronavirus disease 2019 and people living in these properties have been ordered to quarantine immediately for the next two weeks.

The quarantine was mandated by an emergency order issued by Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail this afternoon.

The quarantined properties include 23 fraternity and sorority houses and seven large rental houses.

“I do not take this lightly, but there is an outbreak centered on Michigan State University (MSU) and it is quickly becoming a crisis,” said Vail. “The surge in cases we have seen over the past few weeks is alarming. I am disheartened to add that this outbreak is being fueled in part by a lack of cooperation and compliance from some MSU students, many residing in the properties now under mandatory quarantine.”

The health department will continuously monitor the situation, and if additional properties are identified with cases or exposures, those houses will also be placed under quarantine.

Residents of the quarantined properties should remain at home for the next two weeks. They must remain in their residence unless they need medical care or necessities that cannot be delivered.

People who do not reside in the residence are prohibited from entering the premises unless they are providing an essential service deemed necessary for the immediate health and safety of the residents.

Ingham County has experienced a 52 percent increase in total case count since August 24 and has shifted from a percent positivity rate of 2 percent to 5 percent.

In comparison, the MSU community percent positivity has ranged from 11 percent to 15 percent since September 5. More than half of all new cases countywide reside in the city of East Lansing, and the majority of all new cases are MSU students.

Quarantine notices must be posted on the property’s entrance until 11:59 p.m. on September 28, 2020.

The order impacts the following properties:

  • 453 Abbott Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823 Fraternity Theta Chi
  • 532 Abbott Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823 Rental NA
  • 544 Abbott Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823 Rental NA
  • 505 Albert Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Rental NA
  • 403 Ann St. East Lansing, MI 48823 Rental NA
  • 532 Ann St. East Lansing, MI 48823 Rental NA
  • 217 Burcham Dr. East Lansing, MI 48823 Rental NA
  • 220 Cedar St. East Lansing, MI 48823 Fraternity Beta Theta Pi (1/2)
  • 230 Cedar St. East Lansing, MI 48823 Fraternity Beta Theta Pi (2/2)
  • 301 Charles St. East Lansing, MI 48823 Fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha
  • 128 Collingwood Dr. East Lansing, MI 48823 Fraternity Alpha Sigma Phi
  • 626 Cowley Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Fraternity Phi Delta Theta
  • 729 E. Grand River. Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Fraternity Phi Gamma Delta
  • 1148 E. Grand River Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • 1218 E. Grand River Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Fraternity Delta Sigma Phi
  • 810 W. Grand River Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Fraternity Psi Upsilon
  • 342 N. Harrison Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823 Fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • 365 N. Harrison Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823 Sorority Delta Gamma
  • 332 M.A.C. Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Rental NA
  • 427 M.A.C. Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Sorority Sigma Delta Tau
  • 518 M.A.C. Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Sorority Sigma Kappa
  • 605 M.A.C. Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • 616 M.A.C. Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Sorority Alpha Phi
  • 639 M.A.C. Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Sorority Zeta Tau Alpha
  • 258 Michigan Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Sorority Gamma Phi Beta
  • 110 Oakhill Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Fraternity Sigma Nu
  • 303 Oakhill Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Sorority Kappa Alpha Theta
  • 101 Woodmere Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 Fraternity Phi Kappa Psi


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