The B 1.1.7 coronavirus variant has now shown up in Muskegon County. Health department leaders say this was not unexpected and they expect a possible increase in cases as the variant is more easily spread.
Because its fast spreading, more attention to the practices that could cut down on the spread are important, now more than ever. Vaccinations, physical distancing, wearing masks, hand washing, isolation and quarantining are going to be necessary.
The department is also encouraging anyone who’s traveled and could have been exposed, to get a Covid-19 test.