Health officials say they have flagged 10 Covid-19 cases associated with the Ionia Free Fair. The Ionia County Health officials say these cases include some people who were showing symptoms and infections while they were at the fair.
Health officials also warned the one who went to the fair held on July 16 to July 24 and isn’t fully vaccinated or start showing symptoms regardless of vaccination status officials must get a Covid-19 test. With no statewide mask rules or capacity restrictions in effect and the highly infectious delta variant spread, the state is seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases. Clusters are being tied to large gatherings.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said that the number of cases linked to the Faster Horses music festival in Jackson County, which was held July 16 to July 18, has now risen to 78 on Monday. Another 16 Covid-19 cases have been connected to Muskegon Bike Time, which ran July 15 through July 18, and at least one person was contagious when attending.
Health officials continue to instruct people to get vaccinated. While it is still possible to get the virus if you’ve been vaccinated, it’s significantly less likely and the vaccine may make your symptoms less severe. Individuals experiencing severe symptoms such as trouble breathing, chest pain, inability to wake or stay awake, or pale or blue-coloured skin, lips, or nail beds should seek emergency care immediately. The Ionia County Health Department encourages all eligible Michiganders, those age 12 years and older, to get a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as they are able.