Governor orders masks for kids at camps and daycares

The order comes after an outbreak of COVID-19 was linked to a summer camp in central Michigan.

Children attending summer camps and daycares in Michigan must wear masks. That’s after an executive order issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday.

The order comes on the heels of the discovery of an outbreak of COVID-19 linked to a central Michigan summer camp. 53 staff and campers at the camp near Gladwin were confirmed to have contracted the virus in July.

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The order requires that all staff wear masks. In addition, children must wear masks if:

  • They are over age 2 while on a bus or other transportation
  • They are over age 4 in indoor public areas
  • They are over age 12 in classrooms, cabins, or similar indoor settings

Masks aren’t required while outdoors if children are more than six feet apart.

Child care centers in the upper peninsula and northern Michigan are exempt from the rule since they are in phase 5 of the state’s reopening plan.

You can read more at Bridge Magazine.

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