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Fri May 14, 2021, 12:36 PM

Gov. Whitmer lifts mask requirements for fully vaccinated residents starting Saturday

Source: WXYZ local station- ABC news

Fully vaccinated Michiganders will no longer be required to wear a mask or face covering indoors or outdoors, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Friday.

The new order will be in effect on Saturday, May 15 at 9 a.m.

Read more: https://www.wxyz.com/news/coronavirus/gov-whitmer-lifts-mask-requirements-for-fully-vaccinated-residents



Michigan is lifting its mask mandate for vaccinated people starting tomorrow morning. No masks required outside regardless of vaccination status. The broad indoor mask mandate will expire July 1st.

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DetroitLegalBeagle May 2021 OP
East-A-Squared May 2021 #1
roamer65 May 2021 #2
catbyte May 2021 #3
sarcasmo May 2021 #4
progree May 2021 #5
onetexan May 2021 #6
JustABozoOnThisBus May 2021 #8
ffr May 2021 #7
DownriverDem May 2021 #9
MichMan May 2021 #10
cadoman May 2021 #13
Buckeyeblue May 2021 #11
Buckeyeblue May 2021 #12

Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 12:50 PM

1. I think it is too soon.

Maybe June 1st, anytime after Memorial day weekend would be a better time in my opinion.

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Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 01:04 PM

2. I'll still be wearing one.

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Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 01:19 PM

3. Mine's not going anywhere.

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Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 01:20 PM

4. Hospital spike after Memorial weekend.

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Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:48 PM

5. Same thing in Minnesota

Various excerpts:

COVID In Minnesota: Executive Council Ends Statewide Mask Mandate, 5/14/21

Minnesota’s statewide mask mandate is no longer in effect.

An executive council voted 5-0 to lift the mask mandate early Friday afternoon following updated guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which said fully vaccinated people can forgo their masks in most indoor and outdoor settings.

Local governments still have the ability to instill their mandates; both Minneapolis and St. Paul’s will remain in effect for the time being. Private businesses too are able to enforce their own guidelines.

However the CDC guidance does not apply to health care settings, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, and long-term care facilities. Correctional facilities and homeless shelters will also still require masks, as will planes, trains, and other forms of public transportation, including Metro Transit.

On Thursday evening, Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm expressed her reservations about the announcement, saying she had “mixed feelings,” and the MDH guidance “will remain that people who are not vaccinated are still at risk.”

Walz said that though he was still analyzing information from the announcement, he was “excited,” calling it a “great day” for Minnesota.

MORE: https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/05/14/covid-in-minnesota-executive-council-ends-statewide-mask-mandate/


I heard Health Commission Malcolm say on the radio an hour ago that ideally there would be a mask mandate for unvaccinated people, but something like that would be impossible to enforce. So they did away with the mask mandate, though as indicated above, localities and private businesses can have their own mask mandates, and certain settings still have a mask mandate.

I'd rather we get the Covid numbers down some more first.

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Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:53 PM

6. The damn RWers in MI will try to fault her for it in some way i'm sure. Well they haven't managed to

oust her yet i see.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #6)

Fri May 14, 2021, 03:28 PM

8. They're still focused on her trip to Florida to visit her ailing father.

"How come SHE got to go to Florida when the rest of us were told not to? "

Maybe it wasn't a good idea to take a free ride on a private plane. I thought she was smarter than that.

FLORIDA!!! BENGHAZI!!! SAME THING!!!

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Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 02:55 PM

7. The warmer outdoor weather should make it a little safer anyway

My family is going to carry on the way we have, with masks, until such time as we're probably the last to do so. No harm in not rushing in.

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Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 06:30 PM

9. Some stores

Meijer and Krogar will still require masks. Anti vaxxers and anti maskers are one and the same. We won't know who they are.

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Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 11:18 AM

10. Good, I believe the scientists at the CDC

Others can disparage them and their recommendations as they so please

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Response to MichMan (Reply #10)

Sat May 15, 2021, 09:14 PM

13. people can mask up if they want but I'll trust the CDC

I don't see how this is not great news. CDC takes the most recent facts and applies higher quality expert analysis on it than all of us could muster in a lifetime.

If CDC says we're safe we're safe. Vaccine spring here we come!

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Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 12:25 PM

11. This is about the broader point of trusting science that the vaccine is effective

Essentially what she is saying is we aren't going to protect the anti-vaxxers any longer. Get your vaccine or risk getting covid and all the potential side-effects that come with it.

I'm pro this. I'll wear a mask if businesses or friends request it. Otherwise, it's off.

I am supportive of those who want to continue to wear a mask. Everyone has to decide for her/his self at this point.

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Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 12:30 PM

12. This is about the broader point of trusting science that the vaccine is effective

Essentially what she is saying is we aren't going to protect the anti-vaxxers any longer. Get your vaccine or risk getting covid and all the potential side-effects that come with it.

I'm pro this. I'll wear a mask if businesses or friends request it. Otherwise, it's off.

I am supportive of those who want to continue to wear a mask. Everyone has to decide for her/his self at this point.

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