LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s most populated county is requiring masks inside schools.
The health officer in Wayne County issued an order Friday mandating face coverings for PreK-12 students, teachers, and staff regardless of vaccination status. The measure also applies to daycare facilities.READ MORE: Sapphire Tenants: Heat and Hot Water Out For Two Weeks, Management Working On HVAC System
It is the seventh county to implement some form of school mask requirement. School districts in 76 other counties vary on whether masking is optional or mandatory.READ MORE: Salvation Army Asking For Donations To Help Reach Red Kettle Campaign Goal By January 31
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has strongly recommended face coverings in schools but has stopped short of reinstating a statewide requirement. Her office says with Wayne County’s move, at least half of public school students are subject to masking policies.MORE NEWS: Judge Increases Bond For Man Accused Of Shooting At Wayne County Deputies During Chase
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