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Expanding Michigan’s requirements for wearing masks in public spaces, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued an executive order mandating that all businesses in Michigan are now required to refuse service or entry to any person who is not wearing a face covering.

The order, which takes effect Monday morning, also requires the wearing of masks in crowded outdoor spaces. The move comes a week after Whitmer shut down indoor bar service for most of Michigan in an effort to ramp up enforcement.

‘U’ to file amicus brief supporting Harvard, MIT lawsuit against ICE restrictions

The University of Michigan will sue the Trump administration over its July 6 guidance forcing international students to leave the United States if their college only offers online classes in the fall.

The University will join Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lawsuit as a friend of the court, University spokesperson Rick Fitzgerald confirmed in an email to The Daily Thursday.

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University makes statement on leaked passwords and emails

A list of University of Michigan usernames and passwords making rounds in the University community Friday is a compilation of older, previously published lists from third-party data breaches, such as Chegg, Zynga, LinkedIn and others, according to an Information and Technology Services advisory.

No U-M systems or accounts were breached, but a large number of U-M email addresses were included in the list. ITS will reset a small number of passwords included on the list and will contact owners of those accounts to let them know what happened, the advisory said.

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The Washtenaw County Board of Health passed a resolution Wednesday morning declaring racism as a public health crisis.

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Victoria A. Roberts, U.S.

Washtenaw County restaurant employees started a petition to end dine-in services.

Washtenaw County service industry workers have started a petition calling on the Washtenaw Board of Commissioners to extend the closure of dine-in availability at bars and restaurants due to health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The petition discusses the challenges restaurant workers across the country are facing including labor violations, hostile working conditions and little protection under the law. It also calls on the board to guarantee hazard pay and healthcare to workers forced to work in restaurants or bars.

Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert resigns over criticism of racist comments.

In response to Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert’s comments at a city council meeting on Zoom on June 16, Bashert announced her resignation via Facebook Tuesday morning.

During the June 16 meeting, several council members spoke out against the comments before Bashert offered an apology at the end of the meeting. However protests ensued, ultimately leading to Bashert’s resignation.