Berrien County Orders Masks In School; Washtenaw Is NextBerrien County in southwestern Michigan on Sept. 1 ordered masking inside all schools, pointing to a rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission over the past month.
More Than Half Of Michigan Students Must Wear Mask In SchoolAt least half of Michigan's public K-12 students must wear a mask in school, a figure that has grown as local health or education officials order requirements that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer supports but is hesitant to reinstitute statewide.
Wayne County Issues Mask Mandate In K-12 Schools For Students, StaffOn Friday, Aug. 27, the Wayne County Public Health Department issued an order that mandates all Wayne County K-12 schools to require students and staff to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
More Protests Follow Mask Orders In Oakland, Ottawa CountiesProtesters turned out on Aug. 25 in a large suburban Detroit county, a day after officials said masks would be required in schools, the latest local mandate linked to rising COVID-19 cases.
Hundreds Protest Against Genesse County Mask Mandate For StudentsThere was a protest in Genesee County this week from parents, calling for an end to local mask mandates for their kids.
2 Large Michigan Counties Order Masks For Young School KidsWestern Michigan's two largest counties ordered masks Friday in schools through sixth grade, citing the risk of the COVID-19 delta variant and young children who don't qualify for vaccines.
Top Doc Told Whitmer School Mask Mandate Would Curb VirusMichigan's top doctor said Aug. 18 she had told Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state health director that reinstituting a mask requirement in K-12 schools would likely lessen the spread of COVID-19, but she added there are other factors when considering the step.
Automakers Reinstate Mask Mandate At All U.S. Facilities Detroit automakers are joining together and asking all plant workers to mask up once again.
Wayne State University To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations, Reinstates Mask MandateWayne State University is the latest Michigan university to announce a vaccine mandate for all students and staff who will be on campus in the fall.
Central Michigan Orders Masks At Least Through SeptemberCentral Michigan University joined the ranks of schools to require people on campus to wear masks when students return to campus this fall, the school's president announced on Aug. 2.
Michigan State University Ends Outdoor Mask MandateOne of the universities considered a hotspot for COVID-19 cases is ending its outdoor mask mandate.