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LANSING – Local health officials have confirmed 13 cases of COVID-19 involving employees at Sundance Chevrolet at Grand Ledge.

Barry-Eaton County Health Services reported the outbreak in a press release Saturday. Officials encouraged anyone present at the auto dealership between October 29 and November 6 to start quarantining themselves, monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms, limiting their exposure to as much as possible and seek COVID-19 test as soon as possible if they start to experience symptoms.

The rate of COVID-19 infection in Eaton County has risen sharply in recent weeks, according to the press release, with an average of 30 new cases per day, compared with three cases per day in July.

“With this spread, the chance of interacting with someone with COVID-19 increases greatly,” according to the press release.

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Officials warn that the spread of disease can be serious and even deadly. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, fever, loss of smell or taste, fatigue, and difficulty breathing.

Health department officials encourage residents to take preventive measures, such as frequent hand washing, practice away from society, stay at home when sick or isolated and wearing masks.

“All of this has been scientifically proven to reduce the spread of disease and save lives.”

Contact Mark Johnson at 517-377-1026 or at majorhnson2@lsj.com. Follow him on Twitter at @ByMarkJohnson.

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