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Entries for October 2021

American Rescue Plan Act - Ingham County Recovery Plan 2021 Report

American Rescue Plan Act - Ingham County Recovery Plan 2021 Report

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act includes $56.8 million in direct local recovery assistance for Ingham County. The first half (First Tranche) was received in May, 2021 and the second half (Second Tranche) will be received in May, 2022.
Irene Cahill Appointed to Serve as Ingham County Commissioner for District 9

Irene Cahill Appointed to Serve as Ingham County Commissioner for District 9

Mason, Michigan – The Ingham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Irene Cahill to fill the vacant District 9 County Commissioner seat. Commissioner Cahill was sworn in at the October 12, 2021 meeting of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners.
Senate Bill 82 Section 1222(4) Regarding Emergency Orders

Senate Bill 82 Section 1222(4) Regarding Emergency Orders

Section 1222(4) of SB 82 states: If a local health officer has an emergency order under section 2453 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.2453, in effect as of October 1, 2021, the funds appropriated in part 1 for essential local public health services are unappropriated. This subsection does not apply if a county board of commissioners passes a nonbinding resolution by a record roll call vote to support any emergency orders the local health officer has in effect on October 1 of the current fiscal year.
Ingham County Health Department Statement on Local Health Orders in Educational Setting

Ingham County Health Department Statement on Local Health Orders in Educational Setting

The Ingham County Health Department has received numerous inquiries regarding the status and legality of our local public health emergency orders for educational settings after the Governor signed the 2022 state budget bill which includes language that threatens public health funding. After consulting with legal counsel, it is now clear that the Health Departments retain the authority to issue and enforce their emergency orders. The boilerplate language, the written statement of the Governor, and the Michigan Constitution have been reviewed and analyzed and the boilerplate language will have no effect on the Ingham County Health Department, its budget, or existing public health orders.