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Michigan senate yet to respond to COVID-19 protocols


Leaders of the Michigan Senate have not responded to a letter about COVID-19 health rules enforcement from Ingham County’s top health official.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Health Officer Linda Vail wrote to state senate leadership about concerns regarding non-compliance with mask-wearing rules at the capitol.

As health officer, Vail has enforcement powers in Ingham County, but she says she believes the state capitol building is beyond her reach.

“Just like the city of Lansing police don’t have the ability to police the capitol grounds," said Vail. "The capitol is under the state’s jurisdiction.”

Mask-wearing was said to be mixed at a lengthy senate oversight committee hearing Tuesday on alleged election irregularities. Some went unmasked while speaking, and masks didn’t cover the noses of others.