Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2020
Media Contact: Press@Michigan.gov
Court of Appeals Rules for Whitmer Administration, Upholds Testing Plan to Protect Agricultural, Food Processing Workers
LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office released the following statement from Press Secretary Tiffany Brown after the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled in favor of the Whitmer Administration in Castillo v. Whitmer, a case challenging a testing plan to protect agricultural and food processing workers.
“In a 3-0 decision, today a federal court of appeals upheld the state’s power to require certain agricultural employers and housing providers to implement testing protocols among Michigan workers who are especially at risk to COVID-19. The governor welcomes this decision upholding her strategy to save lives and protect the food supply.”