“In this battle against COVID-19, it is crucial that facts lead our response. It is a fact that wearing a mask is an effective way to stop the spread of the virus. Requiring masks in indoor spaces and where social distancing is not possible is a measure that will not only cut down on cases of COVID-19. It will save Michigan lives.

“Since the pandemic first reached our state, acknowledging that we must all do our part to keep each other safe and healthy led to a gradual decline in cases of the virus. As we see our numbers spike again, we must once again adopt this attitude if we hope to return to normal in the near future. Do your part, wear a mask.”