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LANSING – A series of emergency orders issued by the Ingham County Health Department Sunday will continue protections against the spread of COVID-19.

Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail issued four local orders mandating people continue to wear masks, limiting indoor and outdoor gatherings, keeping indoor restaurant and bar seating limited to 50% capacity and requiring employee health screenings. The orders only affect Ingham County.

“Health and science experts agree that facial coverings, social distancing and health screenings are critical to controlling the virus,” Vail said in a statement Sunday. “We have made too much progress to regress. We are working hard to get our young people back to school, keep our businesses and government open and make progress in our economic recovery.”

Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail, left, talks with Aisha Benton, part of the COVID-19 response team with the Department of Health and Human Services, while going over potential entry and exit strategies during a visit to a possible COVID-19 testing site on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lansing.Buy Photo

Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail, left, talks with Aisha Benton, part of the COVID-19 response team with the Department of Health and Human