Following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Health Department recommendations regarding COVID-19, and citing the safety of event participants, staff, and the community, McLaren Port Huron has canceled the 29th Children’s Fun & Fitness Festival, scheduled for March 21.
The annual, free event was scheduled to give children the opportunity to become familiar with the hospital environment in a way that is fun, active, and geared to them. Late Tuesday night, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a State of Emergency in Michigan after she announced the first two cases of presumptive positive tests of Coronavirus in Michigan. One case is in Macomb County and another in Wayne County. The CDC’s recently released guidelines advise to evaluate events that gather large groups of people together. The McLaren Port Huron event typically draws hundreds of children and parents to the hospital.
People who have the Coronavirus may experience: runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever and difficulty breathing. Anyone with symptoms is advised to first call the doctor’s office before going in.