The new ordinance, which comes into force on Monday, obliges companies to refuse anyone without a mask. Michigan residents can be fined $ 500 for willfully ignoring the order, but cannot be arrested or imprisoned.
Whitmer noted that “each region of Michigan has seen a slight increase in new cases, and the number of daily cases now exceeds 20 cases per million in the Grand Rapids, Detroit and Lansing regions. ”
Michigan is only the last state to require people to wear masks in public. The majority of states have seen a resurgence of COVID-19 in recent weeks, forcing some like Texas and Florida to reimpose certain economic restrictions to fight the virus.