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Whitmer: You Must Wear A Mask Even Outdoors If Within Six Feet Of Anyone

Millions of state residents may be committing a misdemeanor by not wearing a face mask in public starting today (July 10).

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order at 9:43 a.m. July 10 that made it mandatory to wear a face mask in public that went into effect for individuals immediately.

The order states:

Any individual who leaves their home or place of residence must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth:

a. When in any indoor public space;

b. When outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet or more from individuals who are not members of their household; and

c. When waiting for or riding on public transportation, while in a taxi or ridesharing vehicle, or when using a private car service as a means of hired transportation.

The state of Michigan had a total of 7,107 deaths in June, which is the lowest number since September of 2013.

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