Yesterday the CDC announced that it was reinstating mask recommendations, even for those fully vaccinated, in areas across the country that are seeing 'High' or 'Substantial' community transmission of Covid-19. Luckily for Michigan, most of the state is at a 'Moderate' or 'Low' transmission rate.

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Although the governor has stated it's unlikely for mask mandates to return in Michigan, there are some counties in the 'High' & 'Substantial' Covid-19 categories in Michigan.


  • Van Buren County
  • Cass County
  • Hillsdale County
  • Alpena County
  • Kalkaska County
  • Mason County
  • Iron County
  • Gogebic County


  • Branch County
  • Dickinson County

Currently, West Michigan counties, including Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, & Allegan, are in the 'Moderate' category, but as transmission rates increase due to the highly transmissible Delta Variant of Covid-19, that could change.

Also, the CDC has recommended universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.

Safer Activities for You and Your Family via the CDC

  • Friends and family grilling outside
  • If you are fully vaccinated, you can participate in many of the activities that you did before the pandemic.
  • To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
  • Wearing a mask is most important if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated. If this applies to you or your household, you might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission in your area.
  • You should continue to wear a mask where required by laws, rules, regulations, or local guidance.

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