Customers for Owosso Barber Come from Other Counties, Making Contact Tracing More Difficult

May 15, 2020, 7:05 AM

Karl Manke (Photo: WEYI screenshot)

Karl Manke, the defiant Owosso barber who cotinues to operate in defiance of the governor's order, is making things more challenging for Shiawasee County.

Larry Johnson, county health director, tells WEYI of Flint that some customers come from other counties, which will make the county's contact tracing more challenging. The cases will be investigated in the patient's home county and reported to that county, not Shiawassee County.

He said it's too early to determine if any Covid cases have resulted from people being in the barber shop, and they may have to wait up to 14 days.

The state has been trying to shut him down.

On Friday morning, the Michigan Court of Claims will hear a case between the state Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over the stay-home order. 

Read more:  WEYI-TV

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