Governor Whitmer Relaxes Mask Mandate in Michigan
In response to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) standards publicized on Thursday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on Friday a relaxation of the mask restrictions in the state of Michigan.
Beginning on Saturday (May 15) at 9 AM, fully vaccinated Michigan residents will not be required to wear masks indoors. And all Michiganders (regardless if they are vaccinated or not) are no longer required to wear masks outdoors.
People in Michigan who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will still be required to wear masks indoors until July 1st. That's when all mask restrictions are expected to be lifted.
However, you are still required to wear masks on public transportation, airplanes, trains, etc., regardless if you are fully vaccinated or not.
Michigan has been under COVID-19 restrictions for over a year now. It has canceled hundreds of events all over the state (county fairs, other annual festivals, and many sporting events).
According to michigan.gov, nearly 900,000 Michiganders have been infected with the coronavirus since the pandemic started in March of 2020 (as of May 13th, 2021). Over 18,000 people have died from COVID-19 or related complications.