Kent County Officials Reminding People When They Still Need to Mask Up
Although most mask mandates and gathering limits have been lifted in Michigan, the Kent County Health Department is reminding folks that they may still need their masks, sometimes.
In a social media posting, the Kent County Health Department is reminding everyone that tossing that mask is probably not a good idea. There are still situations where wearing a mask is still recommended.
For everyone, including those that are fully vaccinated (two weeks after the second dose of Moderna or Pfizer or one week after the Johnson & Johnson dose) you should be wearing a mask in these situations:
- Inside classrooms, daycares, and other childcare settings.
- When participating in indoor contact sports.
- In residential care facilities like nursing homes and retirement homes.
- In healthcare facilities like hospitals and primary care offices.
- On public transit like busses, trains, & planes and their corresponding transit centers.
- In indoor congregate settings*.
- Outside in a congregate setting* with an active Covid-19 outbreak.
For those not fully vaccinated, it's recommended you also wear a mask in these situations:
- Outside in crowded settings, like a live music or sporting event.
- When participating in outdoor contact sports.
- If you're at an outdoor congregate setting*.
These recommendations are in line with current Michigan Department Of Health & Human Services guidelines.
This list does NOT take into account private businesses which may have their own Covid-19 mitigation policies in place. Those policies may still include masking requirements, distancing procedures, and limited capacities.
*Congregate setting examples include jails, migrant housing, shelters, etc...