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Mask guidance for vaccinated covers 46% of Mich. population

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Aug 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 16:21:46-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nearly half of Michigan residents live in counties where the federal government is urging the fully vaccinated to wear masks in public indoor settings because transmission of the coronavirus is “high” or “substantial.”

The guidance affected 31 counties Monday — including large ones such as Oakland, Macomb and Ingham.

In mid-Michigan, Clinton, Hillsdale, Ingham, and Jackson counties are considered at high or substantial risk for transmission.

That's up from 10 mostly small, rural counties when the recommendations were issued last week.

The counties are home to over 4.5 million residents. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer doesn't plan to reinstate a mask requirement but has urged people to get vaccinated and be masked when inside and among groups.

Elle Meyers

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6:12 PM, Apr 12, 2021

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