Southgate, Mich. A declining popular banquet hall is the latest business chosen as a COVID-19 hot spot.
Wayne County Public Health Division announced Wednesday that it has confirmed a total of five COVID-19 cases related to a wedding reception held Saturday, July 18, at Crystal Gardens Banquet Hall in Southgate.
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As of Wednesday, there are five women – ranging in age from 22 to 55 ̵1; who attended the wedding on July 18. One had to be hospitalized.
The Wayne County Public Health Division alleges that the wedding was illegal and that it was supposed to be attended by more than 100 people.
On June 1, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-110 outlining rules on meetings, exhibitions and events. This order limits attendance to no more than 10 people inside and 100 people outside in this region of the state.
Local 4 received a phone call from a spokesperson Wednesday afternoon and said the wedding had only lasted three hours. There was no feast or dance and the social distance was enforced.
The owner said he sees no difference between what he did that Saturday from what he goes to in all the restaurants around Michigan.
Attendees at the reception at the Crystal Gardens are encouraged to call Wayne County Health Division at 734-727-7078 to report their contacts, be tested by a healthcare provider as soon as possible, and self-quarantined at home as ordered.
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