Volume 021 | October 2, 2020
Public Health Update
Public Health - Muskegon County is dedicated to keeping you informed about what is happening in your community, as well as around the state. As COVID-19 continues to affect us, please be sure to connect with us to stay up-to-date. Visit muskegonhealth.net or facebook.com/PublicHealthMuskegon
New Capacity Limits for Events
Changes are coming to the size of events in Michigan! Under Executive Order 2020-183, instead of being limited to 10 people, non-residential indoor gatherings and events now must limit attendance to 20 people per 1,000 square feet or 20 percent of fixed seating capacity, with a maximum of 500 people in Michigan’s largest venues.
Non-residential indoor venues must require a face covering. Instead of being limited to 100 people, non-residential outdoor gatherings and events now must limit attendance to 30 people per 1,000 square feet or 30 percent of fixed seating capacity, with a maximum of 1,000 people.
Full details can be found here.
Theaters, Arcades, Bowling & More
Beginning October 9, a number of previously closed businesses are slated to reopen statewide, including indoor theaters, cinemas, performance venues, arcades, bingo halls, bowling centers, indoor climbing facilities, trampoline parks, and more. See full list of included facilities here.

Please continue to follow standard precautions: frequent handwashing, wearing a mask, and keeping at least 6' from others.

Should I Get Tested for COVID-19?
If you have been in close contact, such as within 6 feet of a person with documented SARS-CoV-2 infection for at least 15 minutes and do not have symptoms. You need a test.

Testing is recommended for all close contacts of persons with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Because of the potential for asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission, it is important that contacts of individuals with SARS-CoV-2 infection be quickly identified and tested.

Pending test results, you should self-quarantine at home and stay separated from household members to the extent possible and use a separate bedroom and bathroom, if available.
  • A single negative test does not mean you will remain negative at any time point after that test.
  • Even if you have a negative test, you should still self-quarantine for 14 days

If you have mild symptoms of COVID-19:
  • Your healthcare provider may advise a SARS-CoV-2 test.
Need to find a test location? http://michigan.gov/coronavirustest