Ottawa County responds to court ruling on executive orders

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 13:35:09-04

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — The Ottawa County Department of Public Health is gauging its next steps to keep county residents safe from COVID-19.

On Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer overstepped her authority when she employed emergency powers after April 30.

The Ottawa County Health Department said today the ruling does not impact public health orders.

"We appreciate everyone who has contacted our department to provide feedback and express concern over the potential relaxation of COVID-19 preventative measures in our community," Ottawa County Health Officer Lisa Stefanovsky said.

"It is critical for us to continue to work together as a community to ensure conditions for all people to be healthy.”

The Ottawa Count Health Department added that they encourage the continued use of face coverings, social distancing and good hygiene.