State Health Department Concerned Public Will Misunderstand Court Ruling

From the Associated Press — The Michigan health department is concerned that the public might be confused by the impact of a court ruling in a COVID-19 dispute. An Otsego County judge last week overturned a fine against a Gaylord restaurant that had defied orders and continued to serve indoor diners in 2020. The judge says a portion of a public health law used to ban indoor dining at that time was unconstitutional. The health department wants Judge Colin Hunter to suspend his ruling or at least publicly clarify the impact. The ruling is limited to the Gaylord area. But the state fears it will cause confusion and resistance toward its ongoing orders statewide.