The Dallas Morning News

Hard-hit Michigan extends restrictio­ns

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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.

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