“We politicized viruses, we politicized mask wearing. Our president has clearly not been pleased with our governor and the president also is rather reckless with regard to COVID and COVID precautions that are recommended broadly across the public health community as well as amongst the scientific community,” Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said.
During his rally, President Donald Trump boasted of his “three-point” lead in the state stating “right now we’re leading almost everywhere.” However, according to the polls, Biden currently holds the lead on both the state and national levels. In Michigan, Biden is currently up by nine points over Trump.
“MSU remains committed to working with our partners across Grand River and within our community to limit the spread of COVID-19. Together, we are urging Spartans near and far to cheer safely and follow all public health guidelines on game day and every day," MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said in the release.
In a media briefing Tuesday, Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail addressed the plan, stating to her knowledge at this point in time, none of her colleagues had been involved in the creation of this plan.
According to the Big Ten football schedule, MSU is set to play the University of Michigan Oct. 31. With the Ann Arbor campus’ shelter in place order in effect at the same time as a Halloween evening game, Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said it may be challenging to keep gatherings in check.