Michigan has decided to ease up on mask requirements for a ton of state employees as covid-19 infection rates are on the decline.

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Everything is supposed to go into effect this Thursday and hopefully the covid-19 rates stay low so we can get back to some type of normalcy.

The announcement comes days after the federal government released new guidelines saying people in counties where the coronavirus poses a low or medium threat to hospitals can stop wearing masks.


Now they are still advising that people wear masks when walking around indoors. I understand the argument about how masks really don't do much to prevent the spread of covid-19 and I use to share the same idea until I did a little research. Wearing a face mask won't prevent you from getting covid-19, but what it will do is cut down on the vapor arch that you spit from your nasty mouth. So yes, your face mask is doing something, it's not doing a lot, but it's something.

Don't expect these rules to apply to hospitals. You'll probably always have to wear a mask until the foreseeable future when visiting a hospital or clinic. And don't let these declining rates trick you. Covid-19 is still a very real threat to Americans with compromised immune systems.  So even if the mask requirements are being lifted just be mindful of the people around you. Because somebody just might smack you in the face for coughing without a mask, and they should. Covid-19 or not, some of you need to learn some manners when sneezing and coughing. That's just gross...

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