BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 04: A surgical mask lies on a sixth grader's desk on the first day of classes since March at the GutsMuths Grundschule elementary school during the novel coronavirus crisis on May 4, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Across Germany tenth graders began returning to school last week and elementary school pupils are returning this week in cautious steps to reopen schools that have been closed since March as authorities lift lockdown measures that had been imposed to stem the spread of the virus. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

While Michigan had been largely excluded from the list of areas where the federal government is asking fully vaccinated residents to wear masks in public indoor settings, due to “high” or “substantial” transmission of coronavirus, that changed today (Aug. 2).

The CDC had added 31 counties from Michigan — including Oakland, Macomb and Ingham — to their list of areas where they are recommending indoor masks for all residents in public spaces.

The counties make up roughly 46% of Michigan’s population.

Almost 57% of residents ages 12 and older are fully vaccinated. The national average is 58%.

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