Mason Co. Prosecutor Issues Cease & Desist Order to Local Nonprofit

This week the Mason County prosecutor issued a cease and desist letter to FiveCAP, Inc. in Scottville.

The letter states that the nonprofit has allegedly violated Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay-At-Home, Stay Safe executive order.

The Scottville Police Department received multiple complaints from employees about some of the working conditions.

The allegations claim that the Scottville FiveCAP, Inc. office is not following social distancing orders by remaining fully staffed.

FiveCAP, Inc. serves a wide range of services to help people who are need in Mason, Manistee, Lake and Newaygo counties.

Executive Director of FiveCAP, Inc. Mary Trucks says, “We have updated them on the bases of the changes that the governor addressed that we should have masks, well we were already getting masks, so really the only thing we have done is do more.”

Scottville Police Chief Matt Murphy who conducted the investigation says, “It’s our job as a community that we’re not spreading or the potential spread of the COVID-19; and so that’s just the whole point of the governor’s order.”

The Mason County Prosecutor tells 9&10 News that in the letter they encouraged FiveCAP, Inc. to comply with the governor’s order and set restrictions.



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