Detroit Evening Report: April 20, 2022: DDOT no longer requiring masks on buses, shelters following federal court ruling


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A federal court ruling recently ended the public transportation mask mandate. The Detroit Department of Transportation will encourage but no longer require the use of masks on buses, at shelters or in buildings. DDOT continues to recommend that transportation riders, operators and employees wear masks, especially in areas that do not allow social distancing. DDOT also encourages riders and operators to respect the decisions of others whether to wear a mask. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to strongly recommend the use of face masks in indoor public transportation settings. DDOT will be updating its signage over the next few days to reflect the new policy

Other headlines for April 20, 2022:

  • Organizations launch the Detroit Refugee Network to assist incoming migrants
  • Select Specialty Hospital-Northwest Detroit is voluntarily pausing admissions due to outbreak of Candida auris virus
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services seeks proposals for housing to serve people with HIV/AIDS
  • Detroit Health Department to offer childhood immunizations clinics throughout the summer

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  • Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.