Michigan State Police: Dirty gloves, masks still being discarded in grocery store parking lots

Posted at 9:14 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 09:14:17-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan State Police is reminding the public that littering is still a crime.

There is still personal protection equipment littering parking lots and grocery stores across Michigan.

Previously, 7 Action News shared photos of grocery stores in Oakland County with gloves and masks disposed of in the parking lot.

MSP First District tweeted about finding more PPE discarded in parking lots at local grocery stores, some of them by garbage cans.

MSP notes that someone else has to utilize gloves to clean these up.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Read our daily Coronavirus Live Blog for the latest updates and news on coronavirus.

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Find out how you can help metro Detroit restaurants struggling during the pandemic.

See all of our Helping Each Other stories.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.