Music and NPR News for Central and Northern Michigan
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Ingham Commissioners Move To Adopt Policies Encouraging COVID Vaccines For County Workers, Vendors


Ingham County commissioners are moving to adopt rules that will encourage county workers and contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The board is set to vote Tuesday (September 28th) on a policy requiring county employees to get vaccinated against the disease by October 15 or face weekly testing.

Another policy up for a vote next week will apply to vendors that work with the county. Workers at those businesses would need to be vaccinated against COVID at rate equal to or greater than the county’s inoculation rate.

Commissioner Ryan Sebolt says that provision seemed more practical than requiring universal vaccination for vendors.

“I was trying to set like an achievable bar for the employers to have their employees vaccinated.”

62% of Ingham County residents ages 12 and older are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.