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Michigan to urge schools to keep mask rules in place

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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."

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