MDHHS issues new order requiring masks, restricting gatherings, limiting some businesses in Michigan
Bars must close indoor common areas, and indoor gatherings are prohibited in most areas where alcohol is sold. The epidemic order that Director Gordon issued today is an important step to protect Michiganders across the state from the spread of COVID-19. The order also requires children and staff members to wear masks at schools, except for in Michigan Economic Recovery Council Region 6. Indoor gatherings of more than 10 and up to 500 people occurring at a non-residential venue are permitted within certain limits. Indoor gatherings are prohibited anywhere alcoholic beverages are sold, except for table services where parties are separated from one another by at least six feet.
Uber will require riders to prove they’re wearing a mask if they neglected to wear one during past rides
If a driver reports to Uber that a rider wasn’t wearing a mask, that rider will be required to take a selfie with their face covered before they can take another trip with Uber. “We believe accountability is a two-way street and have implemented policies and built technology to promote shared accountability and mutual respect. In May, we announced that all users (riders, drivers and delivery people) are required to wear a mask or face cover during a trip,” said Navideh Forghani, with Uber. Uber officials said more than 1,250 riders have had their access to the Uber app removed after multiple reports from drivers that they hadn’t been wearing a mask. Since May, drivers and delivery people have been required to take a selfie to verify that they’re wearing a mask before they can start using the app to drive.