The Dallas Morning News
Hard-hit Michigan extends restrictions
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan on Friday extended by five weeks a pandemic order that limits business occupancy and requires masks in public, even for young children in day care, as the state battles the country’s highest daily coronavirus infection rate.
The measure, which replaces one that had been due to expire Monday, says that in addition to existing measures, child care facilities and camps must make a “good faith effort” to ensure that children ages 2 to 4 wear face coverings starting April 26. That age group was previously exempt.
Conservatives criticized the decision to put face coverings on young children, but the revision aligns with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics, the state health department said.