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COVID In the prosecutors office, the 19 outbreak in the COVID-19 outbreak causes to mask policy at Saginaw County courthouse

COVID In the prosecutors office, the 19 outbreak in the COVID-19 outbreak causes to mask policy at Saginaw County courthouse

SAGINAW, MI When entering the facility at 111 S. Michigan, Saginaw County Governmental Center officials will require employees and members of the public to wear protective facemasks after a surge in COVID-19 cases that have been traced to offices.

The courthouse, prosecutor's office, county clerk'' s headquarters, and a number of other frequently-visited facilities are all accessible to the public in the governmental center.

In a statement, county controller Robert Belleman stated, "The county is attempting to combat the spread of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in the prosecutor's office." Ast other courts in the courthouse have seen positive COVID-19 cases, as well as other offices, according to Bloomberg.

People entering the building without such protection will be masks, according to Saginaw County Sheriff's deputies who secure the public entrance.

Officials will revisit the mask policy in two weeks, according to Belleman, in response.

With the recent increase in positive COVID cases, I believe it is essential to implement this additional step of precaution to protect all employees and visitors, he added.

Staff members are allowed to remove their facemasks if they are able to maintain social distancing in their office settings.

The mask policy went into effect on Wednesday, September 24, one day after the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners OK approved an incentive program that allows county employees to earn $500 for providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination before Halloween.

In June, the Saginaw County Governmental Center was reopened to the public. When officials issued pandemic-related workplace safety regulations and regulations, the facility largely closed in November 2020.

According to public health officials, the epidemic isn't over. In fact, the daily number of new cases in Saginaw County began to rise in July and continues to do so now after hitting 2021 lows earlier in the summer.

On Thursday, September 23, 65 new cases were reported in Saginaw County. This month, in the county, thirteen people have died from the virus.

According to Saginaw County Health Department officials, 637 Sagow county residents have died from COVID-19 and have reported 23,852 cases of the virus since March 2020.

More information is available on MLive:

93 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Saginaw County in January in COVD19 deaths have involving unvaccinated individuals in the county since January. Since January, invaccated persons were involved.

COVID-19, which plays an important role in Saginaw County's budgeting plans, is a key element of the planning for Saskaw county' s. budget plans.

What was the cause of the COVID-19 outbreak that left St. Charles High School closed? Staff are investigating.

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