The leader of Michigan’s health department issued a sweeping order Friday that largely mirrors statewide mandates previously levied by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The newly instituted order requires masks at any public gathering with two or more people — including sporting events and schools — for much of the state and maintains restrictions on the number of people who may enter stores or restaurants. Unlike under Whitmer’s orders, bars are now allowed to operate but they may only serve alcohol to people who are sitting down and 6 feet apart.
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