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Michigan to urge schools to keep mask rules in place

Teachers union calling for masks to be worn at all times in school
Posted at 1:25 PM, May 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-19 13:25:16-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s health department will urge schools to continue making students, teachers and other staff wear masks for the rest of the academic year even if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Spokesman Bob Wheaton says the pending recommendation could be issued later Wednesday.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration recently lifted a mask mandate for people who are outdoors — regardless of their vaccination status — and exempted those who are fully vaccinated from an indoor mask requirement.

Wheaton says the forthcoming state guidance will “keep students and families safe.”