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 school year.

The letter says:

“It seems that after more than a year and a half of study and data on Covid-19, much is known about how this virus impacts our children. Couple this with the available vaccines for older students, teachers, parents and grandparents, the role of any government agency should be minimized to the greatest extent, in exchange for allowing families to make the best decisions for their school-aged children [emphasis added].”

The letter was sent to Lisa Stefanovsky, Administrative Health Officer of the Ottawa County Health Department.

The letter was sent by State Senator Roger Victory, State Representative Luke Meerman, and State Representative Brad Slagh.