Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is issuing new coronavirus orders in her state, despite the backlash from her previous lockdown orders.
The new order is going into effect on April 26. It demands that children aged 2 to 4 years old wear face masks in social gatherings, according to a report in the Michigan Capitol Confidential.
A gathering is defined in the order as two or more people from different households.
“‘Gathering’ means any occurrence, either indoor or outdoor, where two or more persons from more than one household are present in a shared space,” the order reads.
The order targets child care and summer camps. The establishments will be required to mandate that young children be masked.
“A good faith effort is made to ensure that children aged 2 to 4 years wear a mask when participating in gatherings,” an official told the publication.
The order lists a few categories of those exempt from the mandate, including those fortunate enough to be under the age of two.