Lansing, Michigan (WOOD) – The state of Michigan is easing coronavirus restrictions for outdoor activities as it gets more vaccines, requiring masks for outdoor gatherings of less than 100 people.
The newest orders will go into effect May 6 and will run through May 31, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday.
MDHHS said the announcement came as the weather heated up and gave it an opportunity to go outside. People who are fully vaccinated and do not experience COVID-19 symptoms will not be required to wear a mask at indoor gatherings.
For sports where activity, a routine COVID-19 test is not required for those who are fully vaccinated and have no symptoms. Still need to use mask for contact sports But they are not essential for non-contact sports during training or outdoor competitions. The state took the example of softball and baseball athletes who still have to wear masks when in a thunderous setting. But not when playing on the field
“Michiganders’ commitment to the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine allows us to return to normal,” MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel said in a statement. The vaccine is complete. They do not need to adhere to many health guidelines as the vaccine protects against the spread of the virus. Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released files. MI Vacc is a normal plan. To determine vaccine milestones so that they can return to normal. This week, we are moving in that direction. ”
People who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask when others are not from home.
As of Tuesday, 39.3% of Michigan residents aged 16 and over were fully vaccinated against the virus, according to state data and 50.6% received at least one time..
The latest coronavirus information from the state can be found at Michigan.gov/CoronavirusFor more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit: Michigan.gov/COVIDVaccine.