If you were listening to the Banana this morning, you probably heard talking about how relieved I was that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased up on their mask guidelines which would allow people who are fully vaccinated to stop wearing masks (for the most part). As soon as I mentioned that on the air someone called and quickly reminded me that Michigan was exempt because of our current state mask mandate. I went from relief to being mad right away.

New CDC guidelines

The CDC recently stated that anyone that is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small and without wearing a mask or physically distancing. That is awesome unless you live here in Michigan.

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Michigan mask mandate is still in effect

As you're well aware, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer set the threshold to lift the mask mandate in Michigan when we reach 70% of the 16 and older population being partially vaccinated. Not to mention an additional two weeks. That's going to be really tough to hit and we'll be lucky if we do by the end of summer.

According to MLive, the new CDC guidance does note exceptions, including where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including business and workplace guidelines. So that means we still have to wear our masks until the mandate is lifted.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is apparently reviewing the newly released guidance. I'm thinking positive by saying, I'm sure they'll pull back on the Michigan mask mandate in the coming days (hopefully in the coming hours).

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