85 cases linked to Harper's Restaurant and Brewpub as MI cases rise

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More than 85 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in MI after an outbreak at a college bar.

Five of the cases are believed to be secondary infections, which means they were likely exposed to someone who went to the bar, the Lansing State Journal reported.

A LeRoy's Classic Bar and Grill employee who tested positive for COVID-19 contracted the virus at Harper's in East Lansing, an establishment with ties to 85 coronavirus cases.

A MI restaurant has been recently linked to dozens of coronavirus cases, and public health officials are asking anyone who visited between June 12 and June 20 to self-quarantine for two weeks.

The reopened earlier in June and was completely packed with lines stretching out the door according to the Detroit Free Press.

"The extraordinary exuberant response to our re-opening has been beyond our expectations, with clientele of all ages enjoying our deck, food from scratch, and our organic, reduced-gluten, craft-brewed beers", the post said.

'Our oversight of the line on our stairs has been successful, but trying to get customers to follow our recommendations on the public sidewalk has been challenging'.

On Friday, the state reported 389 new cases of the virus and 353 new cases on Thursday. They are also ready to add a line management app.

The bar opted to close down temporarily to install air purifiers and to eliminate lines, a post says on its Facebook page. They have rent, mortgages, auto payments, grocery bills and everyday living expenses to address.

On Twitter, Chhabra has continually reiterated numerous other restaurants and pubs in the area have managed to reopen without outbreaks.

Harper's reopened June 8 along with other bars and restaurants under new guidelines that required certain safety measures, like limiting capacity.

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