Mask, gatherings restrictions to be lifted for vaccinated people
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today the state is lifting mask and distancing requirements for people who are fully vaccinated. The new public health order will take effect at 9 AM tomorrow.
The new order follows new guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s a departure from Whitmer’s earlier plan. But in a Twitter post, she said the state will follow the guidance.
“It’s a huge step on our path back to normal.”
Whitmer said it’s still important is for more people to get vaccinated and encourage others to do the same. The new public health order also lifts the mask mandate for any outdoor gatherings. People can go mask-free in Michigan – regardless of vaccination status on July 1st – 385 days after the state’s initial COVID mask order.