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Allegan County responds to court ruling on executive orders

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 11:12:09-04

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — The Allegan County Health Department provided an update this morning on its COVID-19 response following the Michigan Supreme Court ruling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders during the pandemic.

On Friday, the Supreme Court determined that Gov. Whitmer’s orders are not backed by state law.

The Allegan County Health Department said they received a number of questions concerning the court’s ruling and how it will affect strategies in combating the virus moving forward.

They said the ruling does not affect orders issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which closely follow many of the health guidelines put in place by Gov. Whitmer’s executive orders.

“Allegan County has done a great job in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 through the strategies that have been in place throughout the community,” Allegan County Health Officer Angelique Joynes said.

“We remain confident our community will continue those efforts and help keep each other safe.”

The county health department plans to offer updates on their website when new information is made available.