(WXYZ) – As we move into Labor Day weekend, large crowds are planning to gather across the metro area for different events.
There’s Arts, Beats & Eats at Royal Oak, the Michigan Football opener at The Big House, and the Michigan State Fair in Novi.
It’s the last big summer weekend for families, and there will be plenty of people. If you are planning on going to any of these major events, there are a few things you need to know to stay safe with COVID-19 and the spread of the delta variant.
At Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats, organizers are increasing sanitation and hand washing stations, as well as cleaning staff. They also have an on-site vaccination clinic to encourage people to get vaccinated.
In Novi, the state fair is in full swing. In a statement, organizers said they were “looking forward to getting started in person and celebrating Michigan’s agriculture, traditions and community on the original dates of September 2-6, 2021! The safety of our customers, attendees and team members is always the highest priority for us and we stand ready to abide by all government policies, recommendations from healthcare organizations and necessary safeguards that are in place at that time. ”
Much like Arts, Beats & Eats, if you’re not vaccinated, Michigan State Fair organizers are asking you to wear a mask, reminding people that the CDC suggests people wear masks indoors and out. outdoors in large groups, whether or not you are vaccinated.
In Ann Arbor, the football season kicks off with a potential full stadium at Michigan Stadium. The largest in the United States, it has over 100,000 fans.
The Wolverines face off against West Michigan and masks are not mandatory on the outside, but encouraged. Fans are also encouraged to wear masks inside restrooms and stores, regardless of vaccination status, and suite owners are encouraged to open windows while watching the game.
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