Starting today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has extended their mask policy to include children 2-4 years of age.

The announcement to extend the mask policy was announced on April 16th, along with an announcement of an extension of existing pandemic policies through May 24th.

In regards to the mask mandate update, MDHHS had this to say: "Beginning April 26, all face mask requirements apply to children ages 2-4. A good faith effort must be made to ensure that these children wear masks while in gatherings at childcare facilities or camps."

The other existing policies will remain unchanged until their expiration on May 24th and include:

  • Limits on attendance at residential gatherings.
    • Indoors: up to 15 people from 3 households.
    • Outdoors: up to 50 people.
  • Limits on attendance at non-residential gatherings.
    • Indoors: up to 25 people.
    • Outdoors: up to 300 people.
  • Face masks are still required.
    • Face masks required for businesses, government offices, schools, child care organizations, operators of public transit, and all other gathering organizers.
  • Retail and personal services limitations.
    • Gatherings must not exceed 50% capacity.
    • Personal care services are available by appointment only.
  • Recreation and entertainment limitations.
  • Outdoor stadiums or arenas capacity restrictions.
  • Indoor dining capacity restrictions.
    • 50% capacity restrictions.
    • All indoor dining must end by 11pm.
  • Exercise, fitness, and sports limitations and restrictions.

You can read more about the current restrictions in place at Michigan.gov.

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