"With COVID-19 cases surging, there is great urgency to encourage masking and social distancing," Gordon wrote in one email on Oct. 17. "These are the best tools available to slow the rise in cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
"While some people will act because they believe it is important, for others, a credible threat of sanction is likely to be critical."
These emails were sent after the Michigan Supreme Court struck down her orders as unconstitutional.
The CEO of the Michigan Sheriffs Association replied to Gordon's email, in part:
MSA believes the administrative ticketing process would be difficult to enforce both legally and from a manpower perspective, and encourages all parties to refrain from emphasizing that message [of enforcement], as it is both counterproductive and negative.