New tool shows Michiganders where their region is in Gov. Whitmers reopening plan, and why
LANSING, Mich. A new dashboard tool is allowing Michigan residents to check how far along their region is in Gov. Gretchen Whitmers reopening plan, an explanation for those decisions and coronavirus (COVID-19) risk factors for each area. Earlier this month, Whitmer revealed a six-phase plan for fully reopening the state of Michigan. As of Tuesday, May 26, regions six and eight are in the fourth stage, labeled as medium risk. In Whitmers reopening plan, that phase was dubbed the Improving phase. All of that information is color coded to align with a specific phase of the reopening plan -- from dark red (uncontrolled growth) to dark blue (post-pandemic).