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Michigan mask order, capacity limits end June 22

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 17, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer accelerated the end of all COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masking as COVID-19 cases continue to plummet while vaccinations increase. Effective June 22, all capacity limits indoors and outdoors will increase to 100% and residents will no longer be required to wear a face mask.

Half of Michigan residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations and over 60 percent have gotten their first shots, according to data from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry. New COVID cases have fallen to a one-year low with a 1.9 percent positivity rate over the last seven days.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health at MDHHS, said continued vaccinations are key to ending the pandemic. “We can’t let our guard down as there continue to be several variants of the COVID-19 virus circulating in our state, including the concerning Delta variant. The COVID-19 vaccine is the most important tool we have to reduce the spread of the virus and I urge everyone ages 12 and up who has not yet received their vaccine to get it as soon as possible,” Khaldun said.

Several other Emergency Orders were lifted, however, some orders will remain in effect to protect vulnerable populations in corrections, long-term care and agriculture.

Public health measures will remain in place for reporting requirements and COVID testing to ensure areas where community spread is high are identified, children are safe in school and free COVID-19 tests are available. Guidance for keeping children and staff safe in schools is expected to be released next week.

Please click on the Final MDHHS Recission of Emergency Orders below for more information.

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