EAST LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — Students at Michigan State University could face disciplinary action for withholding information from county health officials.
A spokesperson for MSU says not cooperating with health officials is a violation of the campus contract and students could face suspension or expulsion.
Ingham County health officials told WILX, the NBC affiliate in Lansing, that enough students have refused to give information to contract tracers that it’s jeopardizing efforts to contain outbreaks.
“Large availability of testing followed by contact tracing followed by isolation and quarantine is the way to contain the spread of this virus,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail. “So, when we can’t do that, we have no way to contain this.”
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) -“It is part of the public health code that they have to comply so they do receive a warning letter from us that says per this law you have to give us this information,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail.
Officer Vail told News 10 a lot of students have been refusing to give information to the county for contact tracing; causing the department to have problems.
“Large availability of testing followed by contact tracing followed by isolation and quarantine is the way to contain the spread of this virus. So, when we can’t do that we have no way to contain this,” said officer Vail.