Gov. Whitmer allows Michigan restaurants to reopen with capacity limits, curfew
Most notably, the order allows restaurants to resume indoor dining services on Feb. 1, in addition to allowing movie theaters and casinos to reopen concessions and more. Read: Michigan restaurants can officially reopen Feb. 1 with curfew, other COVID safety restrictionsMichigan business owners, employees and patrons alike have waited months for the good news -- but it doesn’t come without stipulations. Under the new order, restaurants must operate indoor dining services at only 25 percent capacity, sit six people or less at a table and follow a 10 p.m. curfew. More: MDHHS announces next COVID order, revising rules for Michigan restaurants, stadiums, gatheringsThe Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) is calling the state’s loosened restrictions overdue. Whitmer’s office is hoping that people take the precautions seriously this time around to avoid the need to shut down indoor dining again.
Michigan’s revised COVID restrictions in effect now through Jan. 15
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an updated epidemic order on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions for businesses and activities. Read in-depth: Here’s everything that’s reopening under Michigan’s revised COVID-19 orderThe MDHHS said this order takes effect Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., at which time the Dec. 7, 2020, order entitled Gatherings and Face Mask Order is rescinded. The order remains in effect through Jan. 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Here is a look at the new order, which keeps dine-in service closed at Michigan restaurants but will allow high schools to return to in-person learning starting Dec. 21:Coronavirus resources: