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MyMichigan Health says masks are no longer required

Mika Baumeister

MyMichigan Health says it will no longer require people to wear masks at any of its facilities beginning tomorrow.

The decision to take off the masks comes over three years after MyMichigan Health and medical centers around the country began requiring face masks in facilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"And our employees will continue to follow masking for any type of infectious disease as we had pre-COVID," said Kay Wagner, system vice president and chief quality officer for MyMichigan Health.

Administrators at MyMichigan said in a statement the decision to unmask aligns with the end of the public health emergency.

MyMichigan’s President and CEO, Dr. Lydia Watson, said they’re hopeful that returning to pre-pandemic masking and visitation policies will give people the confidence that they can live with the virus and return to normal life.

Editor's note: In the interest of transparency, we note MyMichigan Health is a financial supporter of WCMU

Rick Brewer has been news director at WCMU since February 2024.