MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION FOR LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH
Health officials call for school mask mandate in Michigan amidst ‘protest mobs,’ bullying
The individual claimed the county health officer, Colette Scrimger, who put a county-wide school mask mandate in effect, was impersonating an officer. The state health department strongly recommends that school districts and county health departments enact school mask mandates, but there isn’t a requirement. “The inclusion of “unenforceable” prohibitions on local health authority in the budget bill is already increasing local confusion and dissent. Health officials said they thank those schools and local health departments, and encourage others to follow suit. Related: See what Michigan public school districts have mask mandatesCounties where school districts do not have mask rules are reporting higher case rates since the start of the school year, according to MDHHS data.mlive.com
Michigan health group pushes for statewide school mask mandate after officials threatened
The Michigan Association for Local Public Health believes the <a href="//clickondetroit.com/coronavirus" target="_blank">pandemic</a> is bringing the worst out of people when it comes to making threats against health and school officials over mask wearing.
Michigan leaders issue warning to residents on local health department phone scams
LANSING, Mich. – After a recent uptick in phone scams targeting residents, Attorney General Dana Nessel, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon and Michigan Association for Local Public Health Executive Director Meghan Swain are warning Michiganders about scammers posing as public health officials to steal personal information. Several local health departments – including Bay, Jackson, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties – have received reports from residents about calls from individuals seeking personal information that could be used to steal someone's identity. Simply hang up and report the call to our office.”The callers claim to be from a local health department and appear to be calling from health department phone numbers, a practice that is commonly known as spoofing. “Local public health and Medicaid officials will never call you to request account information, Social Security numbers or passwords,” said Gordon. “Local health departments are aware of the issue and want to ensure the public that we would not ask for personal information over the phone.