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Grand Ledge Public Schools faces potential COVID-19 outbreak


A COVID-19 outbreak has been tied to several sports teams at Grand Ledge Public Schools. Local health officials believe those infected have one of the more contagious strains of the virus.

Since last Friday, Grand Ledge Public Schools have reported 47 likely cases of the B117 strain of the coronavirus.

Most of them are tied to several high school and middle school students and coaches.

That’s according to a message from the school district and the Barry-Eaton District Health Department.

Eaton County confirmed its first case of the B117 variant last month. The health department used genetic sequencing on two coronavirus tests to determine the cluster is likely tied to the variant first identified in Great Britain.

The school district is holding a free-pop up testing event for community members Tuesday and Wednesday in Grand Ledge.