LANSING, Mich. (Great Lakes News) – The Michigan mask mandate for toddlers and preschoolers goes into effect Monday.
Kids ages 2-4 are now required to have face coverings while in public places, including camps or daycare centers. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services order requires “a good faith effort to ensure that these children wear masks.”
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention does not support mask-wearing for children this young. A December 2020 report shows that children ages 0-4 account for one percent of all COVID-19 cases in the U.S.
In the meantime, Lucy McGoron, an assistant professor of research at Wayne State, told FOX17 that compliance among young children could be as simple as letting a child choose their mask or find one with a favorite cartoon character on it.