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MUSKEGON, Mich. (BIKER DAD)– The health department claims 16 cases of COVID linked to Michigan motorcycle event. This as the national media is again trumpeting COVID “fears” at the start of Sturgis.

Here’s the full press release from the state:

“The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is working with local public health departments on an investigation of cases of COVID-19 associated with the Muskegon Bike Time event held July 15-18.

Muskegon Bike Time is a four-day motorcycle event held in West Michigan. 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 you may have been exposed to the virus.

“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 MDHHS. “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.”

Attendees of Bike Time are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19. Testing sites are available across the state, many of them offering free COVID-19 testing. Please visit Michigan.gov/coronavirus test to find a testing site near you.

According to recent CDC guidance, fully vaccinated individuals who have been around someone who has COVID-19 should get tested 3 to 5 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.”

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