State Rep. John Reilly today announced his opposition to the Oakland County Health Division’s mask mandate for local schools.
“This mandate — imposed unilaterally by the unelected county health division — takes away options from parents and students,” said Reilly, of Oakland Township. “Furthermore, Oakland County is large and populous, and a universal mask mandate for schools does not allow for varying local circumstances across the county. Such a blanket, unilateral mandate places a one-size-fits-all solution on a complex, controversial issue.”
On Aug. 24, the Oakland County health officer issued an emergency order generally requiring masks in indoor school settings for students in preschool through 12th grade, as well as staff. The mask mandate applies to all public and private schools. The order provides exceptions for people eating or drinking, children under four years old, children with a developmental condition whose access to education would be limited by a mask, and vaccinated teachers instructing students who are hard of hearing or have a developmental condition and benefit from facial cues.
After an audit found the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) mishandled one of its duties related to administration of a federal program, state Rep. John Reilly, a member of the House Committee on Oversight, today called for the governor and agency leaders to run the UIA more efficiently.
“My heart goes out to students, staff and their families after the despicable shooting at Oxford High School. I am praying for a quick recovery for those who have been wounded, and comfort for families and friends grieving lost loved ones. A tragedy like this shocks us all, and we need to support the people who endured this horrific trauma. Our community is unified in the face of this heinous act of violence, and we are especially grateful to our law enforcement officers and first responders for their efforts.”
Roll Call Bill Date Exp. 1 Election of Speaker 13-Jan I proudly voted yes to elect Jason Wentworth as Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives. Speaker Wentworth is an exceptional leader who will do what is right for our State. I look forward to working with him over these next two years. Speaker Wentworth […]