Michigan State University has lifted the outdoor mask requirement on campus. Officials made the announcement after the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ordered that masks are no longer required outside unless at a gathering of 100 or more people.

Face masks are still required at indoor locations on campus, however, MSU President Samuel Stanley told Fox 17,

"We are all looking forward to the summer, warmer weather and a chance to recharge. And just beyond that, a return to our beautiful campus where we can reconnect with one another. The more people in our community who receive the vaccine gets us closer to a more normal experience, together, in the fall.”

The school is still encouraging everyone to get vaccinated. MSU is still working on its return to campus plan for the fall. The City of East Lansing may change its mask requirements as well, as the city council is set to meet May 12 to discuss the issue.

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