COVID May Have Spread At West Bloomfield Country Club, Families Infected

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By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) Cases of the coronavirus may be linked to Knollwood Country Club in West Bloomfield. 

 A letter sent to members today, and obtained by WWJ Newsradio 950, says four families who have been at the pool at the club, on W. Maple Rd., have tested positive for COVID-19.

The letter states that Knollwood Country Club has individually contacted members who were at the pool at similar times and may have been exposed to the coronavirus. The pool, pool snack bar and children's locker room will remain closed until Thursday. 

Workers at the country club were all tested for the virus on Friday, and all of the results that have come back are negative, according to the club's general manager.  (Read the full letter below)

A spokesperson for Oakland County says the county's Health Division has been able to confirm there are a "handful" of people  — both adults and children — among a group of families who hang out together who have tested positive for COVID-19. Their last date gathering at the pool at Knollwood was Wednesday, July 8. The families also were together to celebrate the 4th of July, not at Knollwood, which could also be when they were exposed to the virus.

The Health Division is monitoring to see whether any other cases arise that may be connected to the pool at Knollwood.

"Knollwood has a solid plan for preventing the spread of the virus. Health Division understands that people can only swim there by appointment. When one group leaves, before the next group enters to swim, staff sanitize and wipe down everything. Plus, the chairs are spread apart so that there is social distancing," the spokesperson continued, in an email to WWJ. 

Here is the complete letter sent to Knollwood members :

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This comes as the state health department on Monday reported 384 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7 more deaths. Michigan is expected to surpass 70,000 cases on Tuesday. So far, health officials say 6,075 deaths in Michigan have been linked to the virus.