Michigan Now Requires Toddlers to Wear Face Masks


From this point forward until May 25, children between the ages of 2 and 4 are now ordered to wear face masks. MDHHS described this as a “good faith effort” to crack down on COVID-19 cases in the state.

Many Americans, in and out of Michigan, have criticized this order. A fair amount of people believe that requiring toddlers to wear masks is merely for theater purposes, rather than a true, scientific means to end coronavirus.

Governor Whitmer on Michigan’s latest surge

During an interview earlier this week, the Democrat governor stated that Michigan has in place some of the “strongest protocols” in the nation. Whitmer did not, however, note that these “strong protocols” haven’t stopped the state from having worse COVID-19 numbers than other states that have reopened.

Whitmer has also talked about implementing another six months of restrictions in Michigan. Many Michigan Republicans have faulted Whitmer for the current cases of COVID-19; the argument asserts that the governor’s insistence upon restrictions is not stopping the virus, but only hurting Michigan.