Governor Whitmer Reveals Plan To Reopen Michigan
At her latest COVID-19 press conference on Thursday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer publicized her plan to reopen the state nearly 14 months after the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Businesses will reopen in relation to vaccination rates for people aged 16 and up. Here's her plan as reported by MLive:
● Two weeks after 55% of Michiganders (4,453,304 residents) over 16 get one dose, in-person work will be allowed in all business sectors.
● Two weeks after 60% of Michiganders (4,858,150 residents) over 16 get at least one dose, indoor capacity at sports stadiums will increase to 25%; indoor capacity at conference centers, banquet halls and funeral homes will increase to 25%; gym capacity will increase to 50%; and bars and restaurants will no longer be required to close early.
● Two weeks after 65% of Michiganders (5,262,996 residents) over 16 get at least one dose, all indoor capacity limits will be lifted, but social distancing between parties will be maintained. Limits on residential social gatherings will also be relaxed.
● Two weeks after 70% of Michiganders (5,667,842 residents) over 16 get at least one dose, the gathers and facemask order will be lifted and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services “will no longer employ broad mitigation measures unless unanticipated circumstances arise, such as the spread of vaccine-resistant variants.”
Outdoor stadiums in Michigan are at 20% capacity under the current orders set down by the Governor and the MI Department of Health and Human Services.