September 27, 2022

Michigan State Workers Won’t Have to Wear Masks Starting Thursday

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Michigan is getting rid of its mask requirement for the majority of state employees starting this Thursday (March 3). The announcement was made via a letter sent out Monday (Feb. 28) from the Office of the State Employer.

The letter explains that employees working in standard office and outdoor settings won’t have to wear masks, but there are some exceptions. Wearing masks might still be required in certain places, such as high-risk congregate settings or in response to an accommodation request, according to the letter.

Other considerations are as follows:

  • Agencies are able to have added policies in regards to specific operational needs, visitors and clients, employee tasks, work locations, or quarantine or isolation.
  • Local health departments and organizations are able to implement additional masking requirements.
  • Employees who are at elevated risk or feel better protected may still mask up.
  • As the situation changes, state masking requirements may change.