Detroiters must wear a mask at indoor and outdoor gatherings and businesses must maintain social distancing and capacity limits, Detroit city officials announced Friday.
Detroit Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair issued a new COVID-19 public health order which takes effect immediately and reinstates aspects of the emergency declarations previously issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, which were undercut by a state Supreme Court ruling. The state health department on Friday issued a sweeping order that largely mirrors those put in place by Whitmer.
Detroit’s order gives guidance for businesses, schools, workplaces and public gatherings to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“If you live, visit or operate a business in the city of Detroit, you only have to look in one place and that’s Director Fair’s order,” Mayor Mike Duggan said Friday. “And what we are going to do is make sure the city has certainty and continuity.”