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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Local community and faith leaders are calling for the St. Joseph County Council to reconsider a federal health grant, which was rejected by commissioners last week.
The St. Joseph County Council approved the grant. However, commissioners vetoed over feats of COVID-19 directives and language stating that the health department would have to provide information to the US Department of Health and Human Resources.
St. Joseph County Health Officer argued that in information is already being provided to the US Department of Health and Human Resources.
Speakers at the press conference that took place Tuesday morning said that the language and directives of the bill shouldn’t matter. They stated that the lives of those impacted by the pandemic should come before anything else.
The St. Joseph County Council will meet on Wednesday night to vote on overturning the veto.