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LeRoy’s Classic Bar and Grill at 1526 Cedar Street (Photo: Jeremy Hricheck of the Lansing State Daily)

Landing— A LeRoy’s Classic Bar and Grill employee tested COVID-19, and the result confirmed that the virus was infected at Harper Hospital in East Lansing. The agency was linked to 85 coronavirus cases.

Inda County Health Officer Linda Vail said the person was an employee of LeRoy and Harper.

The man was exposed to the virus while working at the Restaurant & Brew Pub in Harper from June 19 to 20, and then worked at the South Cedar Street bar last week (including Tuesday).

Vail believes that the person’s risk of spreading the virus is “low” when working in LeRoy’s laboratory.

Weir said health officials found anyone in Le Roy who might have been exposed to the virus and needed to be quarantined. The agency was closed on Saturday and the building was deeply cleaned. LeRoy’s cars will reopen on Monday, supported by Vail, as long as they follow safety guidelines.

She said: “They need to strictly abide by the rules for employees to wear masks.” “Currently the diligence and importance of wearing masks in restaurants and bars, I cannot stress how important this is.”

In addition to wearing masks, LeRoy’s also takes other safety measures, such as performing health checks before employees go to work, using disposable silverware and condiments for routine surface cleaning and disinfection, reducing working hours and closing on Sundays, and arranging tables and personnel for Rest social isolation.

According to the new guidelines, Harper stores and other bars and restaurants reopened on June 8. The guidelines require certain security measures, such as capacity restrictions.

Of the 85 COVID-19 cases tied up, 80 tested positive at Harper Hospital between June 12 and 20. Health department officials considered five of them to be “secondary infections,” meaning they had been exposed to the virus by the deceased to the bar.

Anyone who has been to Harper’s house during this period should be isolated for two weeks from the date of the visit.

Weir said that 26 to 27 of the cases involved college students. According to Amanda Dash, a spokesperson for the health department, 53 of the first 80 cases involved residents of Ingham County. Of the 85 people infected, 23 were asymptomatic.

Contact Mark Johnson at 517-377-1026 or majohnson2@lsj.com. Follow him on Twitter @ByMarkJohnson.

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