Michigan Now Requires Toddlers to Wear Face Masks

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The state of Michigan is having a tough time in 2021. Despite extreme restrictions and mask mandates from Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan still has top COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is already calling for Michigan to return to a shutdown and start over. According to the CDC, Michigan cannot currently immunize its way out of the cases they’re experiencing. Moreover, COVID-19 variants are reportedly in Michigan.

Michigan Republicans have pushed back against the CDC’s calls to shut down again. Instead, Republicans in the Wolverine State argue that more access to vaccines is the answer; the Michigan GOP also maintains that another lockdown will result in more damage to the state overall.

Despite Michigan suffering high coronavirus numbers even after all these restrictions, Governor Whitmer is not considering an alternative course of action. In fact, toddlers in Michigan are now required to wear face coverings.

Why Michigan is mandating that toddlers mask up

Previously, Michiganders under the age of 5 experienced exemption from the statewide mask mandate. However, a new order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has certainly changed this.