Governor Whitmer has signed an executive order that requires mask use in all indoor public spaces across the state.
The governor signed the “Mask Up, Michigan!” order Friday morning, which also requires the use of face coverings in crowded outdoor spaces. Most significantly the order requires any business open to the public to refuse entry or service to people who refuse to wear a face covering, with limited exceptions.
Those exemptions include children under the age of five, those with medical conditions that bar them from wearing a mask, and anyone eating or drinking while seated in a restaurant.
Five other states have imposed similar requirements on businesses. She said she signed the order in response to a rise in COVID-19 cases in both Michigan and across the country.
Violators face a $500 fine. The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 13.