Michigan Tightens Mask Rules For State Workers

Aug 23, 2021

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State employees are being told they once again have to mask up at the office as a health precaution. We have more from Rick Pluta.

The policy applies to 47,000 branch employees who work in an office or other indoor settings. Kurt Weiss of the State Budget Office said the order went out to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 Delta.  

“Beginning today, on Monday, all state employees are going to need to wear a mask regardless of whether they’re vaccinated or not.” 

 Health officials are concerned over the increase in recent weeks of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. State officials are also urging school districts and local health departments to adopt mask requirements, but have not issued any mandate to do so.   

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— Rick Pluta is the Managing Editor and Reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org