Except for the Lansing Region?
LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-164 which requires face coverings to be worn in all child-care centers and camps. Michigan has seen COVID-19 outbreaks at these locations, adding to the mounting evidence that children can contract and spread the virus.
“Child-care workers have been on the front lines of this crisis and have worked tirelessly to provide a safe place for our children and families during this time. COVID-19 is still a very real threat to Michiganders of all ages, and we must continue to stay vigilant and use every tool at our disposal to protect ourselves and each other,” said Governor Whitmer.
The order requires the wearing of face coverings that cover the nose and mouth for:
(a) All staff and all children ages 2 and up when on a school bus or other transportation provided by the child care organization or camp;
(b) All staff and all children ages 4 and up when in indoor hallways and common areas. Face coverings should be encouraged for children ages 2 and up
c) All staff and all children ages 12 and up when in classrooms, homes, cabins, or similar indoor settings. Face coverings should be encouraged for children ages 2 and up.
(d) All visitors to the child-care organization or camp.
Face coverings at child-care organizations and camps are not required:
(a) For children under the age of 2;
(b) For any child who cannot medically tolerate a face covering, has trouble breathing, or is unable to remove the face covering without assistance;
(c) While eating, sleeping, swimming, or performing high-intensity activities (not including singing or cheering);
(d) When a child or staff member is outdoors and able to consistently maintain a distance of six feet or more from individuals who are not members of their household; or (e) For child-care centers located in the Lansing region of the Michigan Safe Start Plan, though face coverings are highly recommended.