Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel wrote a letter to the White House calling on President Donald Trump to put on a masks throughout his Thursday go to to the state’s Ford plant.
“If he fails to wear a mask, he’s going to be asked not to return to any enclosed facility inside our state,” Nessel mentioned in an look on CNN’s Newsday Thursday morning.
She mentioned she felt it was needed to jot down to the White House as a result of Michigan has been hit significantly exhausting by the novel coronavirus. The state has reported 52,988 confirmed circumstances and 5,060 deaths.
“If we know he’s going to come to our state and we know he’s not going to follow the law,” she mentioned, “I think we’re going to have to take action against any company or any facility that allows him inside those facilities and puts our workers at risk.”
Ford has additionally requested Trump to put on a masks throughout his go to.
In her letter to the White House, Nessel identified that Trump has been uncovered to COVID-19.
“Anyone who has been recently exposed, including the President of the United States, has not only a legal responsibility, but also a social and moral responsibility, to take reasonable precautions to prevent further spread of the virus,” the letter learn.
When requested by reporters on Tuesday if he plans to put on a masks, Trump mentioned, “I hadn’t even thought about it.” He has not publicly worn a masks because the starting of the pandemic.
In the newest reopening of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s MI Safe Start plan, the state’s manufacturing staff went again to work on May 11.
Manufacturing corporations should observe the order’s security pointers, which embody every day entry screenings for anybody coming into the ability and the suspension of all nonessential in-person visits. Workers should additionally put on masks offered by the manufacturing services and preserve six ft of social distancing.
Nessel mentioned the state has already waved the ban towards exterior guests to vegetation for Trump’s go to, however insists he nonetheless put on a masks.
“We are just asking that President Trump comply with the law of our state, just as we would make the same request of anyone in those plants,” Nessel mentioned.
In efforts to enchantment to Trump’s curiosity in reopening companies across the nation, she requested him to think about carrying a masks as an financial alternative. She mentioned some vegetation have already needed to shut for disinfection after staff examined constructive for COVID-19.
“We’re asking if President Trump doesn’t care about his own health, doesn’t care about the health and the safety of people who work in those facilities,” Nessel mentioned, “at least care about the economic situation of costing these facilities so much money by having to close down and disinfect the plant after he leaves.”
Trump is ready to tour Ford’s Rawsonville manufacturing unit, which has been repurposed to fabricate ventilators, in Ypsilanti, Michigan on Thursday. He is predicted to debate the collaboration between Ford and General Electric Healthcare in the course of the pandemic whereas on the plant.