Busy week of Michigan COVID news: Whitmer’s restaurant photo, new restrictions, returning to work
There’s been a lot of news surrounding COVID-19 in Michigan over the past week, from a picture of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer violating restrictions at a restaurant, a brand-new reopening timeline and people returning to work.
State’s plan to reopen Michigan brings hope to struggling businesses
“We can all throw some burgers on the grill, catch a Tigers game and hit the lake with our friends. We can enjoy our Michigan summer,” said Willpower Fitness Group owner William McCray. “I’m happy, I’m ecstatic and I think we’re moving in the right direction.”
Michigan restaurants cautious but optimistic about vaccination-based reopening plan
Michigan restaurants have been put through the ringer throughout the pandemic. The industry as a whole has seen the rules change multiple times over the past year and that’s made for a lot of anxiety, frustration and sometimes animosity. After Thursday’s announcement, there was a new, more hopeful tone.
Whitmer announces Michigan will ease specific COVID restrictions as 4 vaccination goals are reached
Michigan is outlining four specific vaccination goals that, once they are reached, will directly trigger the loosening of certain COVID-19 restrictions across the state, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer revealed.
Gov. Whitmer urges Michiganders to follow COVID-19 rules ahead of Thanksgiving
Gretchen Whitmer released a video Tuesday asking residents to follow COVID-19 safety rules over Thanksgiving weekend. Whitmer is asking Michiganders to wear masks, practice social distancing, wash hands frequently and avoid large gatherings over the holiday. “Thanksgiving is about taking time to appreciate the things around us as well as give to others,” Whitmer said. We all have a role to play to keep our family, friends, neighbors, and frontline workers safe. Doing this will also protect the medical workers, first responders, and other essential workers putting their lives on the line to protect us.