Many downtown Ann Arbor businesses keep mask requirements even as state lifts restrictions

ANN ARBOR – As the last of the statewide mandates requiring Michigan residents to wear masks indoors are rolled back, many downtown Ann Arbor businesses are continuing their mask policies – at least for unvaccinated customers.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday, June 17, that the state would lift the indoor mask mandate and capacity limitations Tuesday, June 22, a full week before the originally-planned date of July 1. Michigan is one of the final five states in the U.S. to end its COVID-19 business restrictions, per the New York Times.

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On Tuesday afternoon, the vast majority of customers indoors at businesses in downtown Ann Arbor continued to wear masks, with those seated at restaurants the only notable exception. At Crazy Wisdom and Tea, a sign on the door reads “Masks and kindness still required, thank you.”

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