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Outdoor masking requirement ends at one Michigan university.


Michigan State University is removing a requirement to wear a face mask outdoors. The change is effective immediately.

In an email to the campus community Monday afternoon, MSU President Samuel Stanley Jr. cited recently updated rules from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The MDHHS order states masks are not required outdoors unless a gathering has 100 or more people.

The change only affects outdoor areas. People inside campus buildings are still mandated to follow face covering rules.

Due to the number of people set to be in attendance, masks will still be necessary for an outdoor in-person graduation ceremony Friday for MSU College of Law students.