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Even though the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ mask order was already put in place, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is looking for help from the Republican-controlled legislature to take things a bit further. She wants to make it an official law.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the governor said she sent a letter to Republican lawmakers this week asking them to pass a bill. Lawmakers, especially Republicans leading the House and Senate, have asked to have more of a role in the process of tackling the pandemic, Whitmer noted. Now is their time to act.

Gov Whitmer:

This is the law under epidemic orders. But we do think it would be helpful to our health, our safety and our economy if it was codified in a bipartisan (manner at) the Legislature, and that's what we've asked for.

We've known for a long time that the single most important weapon that we have against this virus is the simple task of wearing a mask.

Look, I'm all about wearing a mask but I don't think we need to make it an official law. Personally, I think that's taking it a bit too far. The order is already in place and while I understand people are sick and tired of wearing them, they're doing it anyway. I keep hearing about people not wearing masks but everywhere I go, that's all I see. People are wearing freaking masks. As the numbers continue to rise, I'm starting to question masks more than I ever did before. Of course, I will continue to wear one. Honestly, I don't think it's a big deal but I don't think it needs to be an official law.

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