Faster Horses Attendees Urged To Get Covid Tested After More Than A Dozen Test Positive

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is working with local public health departments on an investigation of cases of COVID-19 illness associated with the Faster Horses Festival, held July 16-19.

The Faster Horses Festival is a three-day country music and camping festival at the Michigan International Speedway in Lenawee County.

At least 17 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in this year’s attendees, including individuals who were at the festival while they were infectious.

If you attended the Faster Horses Festival, you may have been exposed to the virus.

“Although we have made great progress with vaccination in our state, the virus continues to circulate in Michigan and across the country,” said. Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health at MDHHS. “Attendees at the festival may have been exposed and are urged to get tested if they are not fully vaccinated or if they develop symptoms. “

Testing sites are available across the state, many of them offering free COVID-19 testing.

Visit Michigan.gov/coronavirustest to find a testing site near you.

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