Michigan Family Physicians Urge Mask Requirements in Michigan Schools this Fall

August 12, 2021 - Michigan Academy of Family Physicians President Srikar Reddy, MD, FAAFP, issued the following statement urging Michigan school districts to follow CDC and MDHHS guidance for requiring masks in schools this fall:

“As the new school year quickly approaches, Michigan’s family physicians strongly support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS) guidance that all K-12 students and school personnel wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. Wearing a mask is essential for protecting those who can’t yet be vaccinated or are at higher risk of severe illness, hospitalization, or death from COVID-19 due to other conditions. MAFP urges school districts and private school leaders to adopt mask requirements based on federal, state, and public health guidance to protect Michigan youth.”