SOUTHGATE, Mich. – The Wayne County Public Health Division announced Wednesday it had approved a total of five COVID-19 cases related to the wedding reception, which took place on Saturday, July 18, at the Crystal Gardens Banquet Hall in Southgate.
There is a risk that more people will get sick and end up in other COVID-19 because more than 100 people have visited reception of premises, according to Wayne County health officials.
- Visitors to the Crystal Garden are encouraged to call Wayne County Department of Health call 734-727-7078 to report your contacts as soon as possible to check with your healthcare provider and perform quarantine at home as directed.
The health department said the Wayne County Communicable Diseases team is conducting a thorough case investigation and identifying confirmed cases, as well as contacting event participants about possible cases. Confirmed positive individuals were instructed to self-isolate until they were removed in the public health area in accordance with CDC recommendations, health officials said.
Notices are also sent to all Wayne County banquet halls “confirming” the Governor’s Order 2020-110 orders, “order” and increased inspections in banquet halls and other large locations, including business hours and weekends, to confirm that the executive order is being enforced.
“The safety and security of the Wayne County population is our top priority,” said Carol Austerberry, Wayne County Health Officer. “Businesses must consciously follow the rules in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.”
June 1 Gretchen Whitmer has issued an executive order for 2020-110, which sets out rules for meetings, performances and events. This ordinance limits this state region (Region 1) to be visited by a maximum of 10 people outdoors and 100 people outdoors. The incident was a direct violation of order, with attendance exceeding a set number of people on the premises, Wayne County health officials said.
The Wayne County Public Health Department wants to remind the public of the importance of following all public health guidelines, distancing oneself from the public, wearing masks, washing hands properly, not attending events with crowds, and staying home sick.
What are the limits for weddings, receptions, or other social events taking place in a Michigan restaurant / banquet hall?
The answer to the above question is provided in the FAQ section of the Michigan State Executive Order 2020-115:
These events are subject to the restrictions set out in Sections 5 and 6 of the Executive Order 2020-110 if the event takes place in Region 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7. Accordingly, if the event takes place outdoors and the share of the same household between people cannot exceed 100 people; if the event takes place outdoors and between people who are not part of the same household, it cannot have more than 10 people. In all cases, people who do not belong to the same household must keep six feet apart during the event.
If the event takes place in Region 6 or 8, the event is subject to the restrictions of Section 7 (a) of the Executive Order 2020-115. Accordingly, if the event takes place outdoors and between people who are not part of the same household, it may not exceed 250 people; if the event takes place outdoors and between people who are not part of the same household, it may not exceed 50 people. In all cases, people who do not belong to the same household must keep six feet apart during the event.
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