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Threats Over Masking in Kent County

Kent County Board Meeting August 26, 2021
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Kent County parents denounce mask mandate at Board of Commissioners meeting on August 26, 2021.

Kent County’s health director says he was nearly run off the road after he issued a countywide mandate for masks in schools. A new bombshell report in Michigan Advance details a health official, and department, in distress. Today, inside the health director's appeal for help to the county’s Board of Commissioners.


  • Anna Gustafson, assistant editor of Michigan Advance
  • Melissa LaGrand, Kent County County Commissioner representing parts of Grand Rapids
  • Phil Skaggs, minority Vice Chair of the Commission representing some of East Grand Rapids

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