face masks

Susan Cerniglia
Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Governor Whitmer issued an executive order last week ordering Michiganders to wear masks in gatherings where social distancing was not possible.  Yet, there were still instances where the order was ignored, such as a Fourth of July party in Saline and an open graduation ceremony at Hillsdale College.  In her weekly conversation with WEMU's David Fair, Washtenaw County Health Department spokesperson Susan Cerniglia explains the best ways to handle these situations without incident, while reducing the spread of COVID-19.

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The Washtenaw County Elections Department says all of its 150 voting precincts will offer in-person voting for the August 4th primary election.  

City of Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor Farmers Market says having customers wear masks will be essential in keeping the market open.  

Washtenaw County
Washtenaw County Health Department / washtenaw.org

Effective today, Governor Whitmer's executive order requires everyone wear face coverings while visiting indoor public spaces and outdoor gatherings where proper social distancing is difficult.  Washtenaw County Health Department spokesperson Susan Cerniglia joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss the orders and where we are locally when it comes to COVID-19. 

Sewers Needed To Help Make Protective Face Masks

Jun 16, 2020
Engage @ EMU

Engage @ EMU needs your help to make masks to protect local residents from COVID-19.  

Dr. Beverly Mihalko

Even though Michigan's "stay home, stay safe" order has been extended to May 28th due to the coronavirus pandemic. more people are going out, and many places they visit require wearing a mask.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Eastern Michigan University professor and epidemiologist Dr. Beverly Mihalko about what's the best type of mask to make or wear and talks about proper placement and removal of a mask to provide optimal protection.

Ypsi And EMU Team Up To Make Masks

May 8, 2020
City of Ypsilanti / cityofypsilanti.com

The City of Ypsilanti has partnered with Eastern Michigan University to make face masks.