Michigan recommends face masks for all residents amid COVID surge

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Michigan announced A new advisory on Friday called for all residents age 2 or older to wear a face mask at indoor gatherings, regardless of vaccination status.

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why it matters: Advisory arrives as Michigan faces it Highest jump in COVID-19 cases since pandemic began,

  • The state hit its highest seven-day case rate of 589.3 cases in 2021, the Detroit Free Press The report cites data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

big picture: The statewide face mask advisory, which began on Friday, will remain in force until further notice.

  • Michigan also recommended that establishments implement a policy that requires patrons and employees to wear face masks.
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What are they saying: “We are deeply concerned by the increase in case numbers, percentage positivity and hospitalizations,” Elizabeth Hertel, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, said in a statement. Statement,

  • Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian said, “COVID-19 cases are high when we go on vacation, and we must do everything we can to keep our families and loved ones safe – starting with vaccinations. Is.” a statement.

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