News Bite

112 Outbreaks In Nursing Homes, 5 In Bars - So Lock Down The Bars?

Michigan governor defended placing virus patients in nursing homes, and just closed inside service at bars

Long Term Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities have accounted for 112 virus outbreaks being tracked by the state while bars were involved in just five.

That is according to data on ongoing and new outbreaks reported by MIRS News, which requested the information from the state.

There were no outbreaks that were linked to bar customers, according to the data. The five epidemic-related outbreaks in bars involved staff not customers.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has placed COVID-19 patients in nursing homes with healthy residents, according to news reports.

She has also closed all bars in the state to inside service in a recent executive order.

Michigan Capitol Confidential is the news source produced by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Michigan Capitol Confidential reports with a free-market news perspective.