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Health officials concerned as virus cases linked to MSU rise

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Posted at 1:39 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 13:39:43-04

Health officials are searching for answers after coronavirus cases linked to Michigan State University students and staff rose to more than 1,200.

Linda Vail, the Ingham County health officer, says she feels like she's “running out of tools.” Since the semester started, 1,250 cases of COVID-19 have been tied to MSU students or staff. MSU cases are 40% of cases reported in Ingham County since March.

All undergraduate classes are online this fall, and MSU’s residence halls are closed except for a few thousand students. Vail could further restrict indoor gatherings and put more large apartments and housing complexes on quarantine.