Michigan Health Director Issues Order Requiring Face Coverings

MICHIGAN — Just days after the Michigan Supreme Court shot down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency orders regarding the coronavirus crisis, the head of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued his own emergency order.

Health Department Director Robert Gordon on Monday issued an emergency order restricting gathering sizes, requiring face coverings in public spaces and placing limitations on bars and other venues.

The order relies on authorities that were first enacted after the Spanish Flu of 1918 and that were not at issue in the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision, the MDHHS said.

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