Wayne County senators pen letter to health department asking for school mask requirement

Alyson R. Briggs

LIVONIA, Mich. – Wayne County senators have sent a letter to the county’s health director requesting an emergency health order to require masks be worn by staff and students in all public schools.

The letter, addressed to Director Melita Jordan, cites the upward trend of COVID-19 cases in Wayne County for the past several weeks. A major concern noted in the letter is that without proper COVID mitigation procedures such as mask-wearing, outbreaks could occur and force students back out of the classroom.

“We know that you share the same concerns we do when it comes to safeguarding the public’s

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