State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, issued the following statement in response to the Allegan County Health Department’s revised local health order mandating masks for students in grades K-6:
“As a parent, grandparent and health care worker, I continue to be disappointed by the mandates made by our local health department that undermine parents’ rights to make decisions regarding their own children’s health.
“Schools have done a wonderful job with their COVID-19 mitigation efforts that have kept our children safe. I am confident in the decision-making of our school administrators and believe they should be involved in making the decision about mask mandates in their schools.
“I encourage parents to keep their children home when they are sick or show signs of possible COVID symptoms. Parents can further mitigate the virus’ spread by teaching children not to touch their face, always wash their hands after eating, and keep a safe distance from teachers and staff members at school.”
State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, today unveiled a report compiled by the bipartisan House Adoption and Foster Care Task Force during a press conference. The report details findings that resulted from meetings with stakeholders, experts, and the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
State Rep. Mary Whiteford stated today that a pending refund announced by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association was sparked by a 2019 reform she helped approve in the state Legislature.
Rep. Whiteford, the Chair of the House Adoption and Foster Care Task Force, talks about the release of the Task Force report on Wednesday, and its focus on both systemic and practical reforms.
State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, today delivered testimony before the House Health Policy Committee in support of her plan to ensure health care providers offer patients an opportunity to avoid being offered, prescribed or administered opioids.