Research shows that masks can greatly reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19, especially when approximately 40% of those who have COVID-19 may be asymptomatic. We can only contain the virus and keep Michigan open if everyone stays careful and masks up when they leave home, whether they feel sick or not.
We must remain vigilant and continue to use the prevention strategies that have helped us slow the spread of COVID-19 pre-vaccine. Even if you’ve already been vaccinated, continue to help protect your community and mask up, Michigan. Wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing your hands, even after receiving the vaccine, will offer the most protection for yourself and those around you as we work towards community immunity.
Wear a mask every time you leave home, stay 6 feet from others and avoid indoor gatherings as much as possible.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has more information at a federal level about COVID-19 and our current pandemic. Click the link below to access information and resources regarding wearing cloth face coverings.