MICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) – New rules for masks in Michigan went into effect Monday.
Gov. Whitmer’s executive order reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor public space.
The order also requires:
- The use of face coverings in crowded outdoor spaces.
- Any business that is open to the public to refuse entry or service to people who refuse to wear a face covering.
- Businesses that are open to the public must post signs at all entrances instructing customers of their legal obligation to wear a face covering while inside.
Those who are exempt from wearing a mask in Michigan businesses include people younger than five years old, those who cannot medically tolerate a face covering, and those who are eating or drinking while seated at a food service establishment.
A willful violation of this order is a misdemeanor subject to a $500 fine.
No individual is subject to penalty under the order for removing a mask while engaging in religious worship at a house of religious worship, although consistent with guidance from the CDC, congregants are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings during religious services.
I don’t care what’s on your mask. I just care that it’s on your face. 🤷🏻♀️ https://t.co/MezW4XBagg
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) July 10, 2020