19 08, 2021

Ottawa County Health Department Mask Mandate for Elementary Students

2021-08-22T22:25:36-04:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Marcia Mansaray Deputy Health Officer [email protected] 616-396-5266 Contact Marcia and share your opinion about forced masking in Ottawa County! The Ottawa County Health Department has indicated it will issue a public [...]

17 08, 2021

Sen. Victory, Rep. Meerman, Rep. Slagh Stand With Parents Against Ottawa County Mandates

2021-08-17T21:47:14-04:00August 17th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

The Ottawa County Health Department received a letter from elected representatives on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 urging them to resist issuing "any mandates" forcing students to wear masks or be quarantined in the upcoming [...]

6 08, 2021

Ottawa County Issues Return to School Guidance; Masking Not Required

2021-08-06T12:35:34-04:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Ottawa and Kent Counties issued a joint news release on August 6, 2021. According to the press release, there is no local mandate requiring children or teachers to wear masks in an educational setting. [...]

15 06, 2021

Chair of Ottawa County Commissioners Asks Governor To Confirm Lack of Authority

2021-06-18T12:01:59-04:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

In a May 27, 2021 letter from Roger Bergman, the chair of the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners, to Governor Whitmer, Mr. Bergman implored the governor to clarify “that county commissioners cannot control local health departments regarding the mask mandate…” and play only a “limited role” [...]

15 06, 2021

Part 3 of 3: Restoring Freedom to Ottawa County

2021-06-18T12:18:10-04:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners can direct the County Administrator to notify department heads that no funds or resources are to be expended for enforcement or pressured compliance to any orders that infringe the rights of the people in Ottawa County. Constitutional freedoms are not to be suspended in times of crisis.

14 06, 2021

Part 2 of 3: Findings in Ottawa County One Year Later

2021-06-18T12:16:44-04:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Younger members of our County are not at significant risk from the Covid-19 virus, with zero deaths age 0-19, and a recovery rate of over 99% through age 59—which represents over 80% of our County population. Mandated measures of masking children as young as 2 years of age, coerced testing of teen athletes, and quarantining students—with negligible illness surfacing, have negatively affected socio-emotional development and education, and deprived children of positive activities and once-in-a-lifetime events.

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