Michigan loosens COVID restrictions on restaurants -- here are all the details
The state of Michigan has loosened its COVID-19 restrictions on bars and restaurants, including the capacity limit and nightly curfew. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced the restrictions on indoor dining have been revised. “I’m proud that we are able to take this positive step without compromising public health,” Whitmer said. From mid-November through the end of January, no indoor dining was allowed at bars or restaurants. Ad“All of the momentum that we are seeing is possible because we remain committed to following guidelines that protect public health,” Whitmer said.
Wayne County hands out $500 gift cards to restaurant, service workers affected by pandemic
“But it doesn’t make any sense because I’m not working now.”Hinkley visited Eastern Market Wednesday to pick up a debit card from the Wayne County Cares Program. “This is kind of what I would call Wayne County stimulus package, since the feds haven’t been able to figure out how to get it done,” said Wayne County executive Warren Evans. The money is being given to 12,000 Wayne County residents whose jobs have been impacted by the pandemic. In addition to the Wayne County Cares program, the county devoted resources to support local small businesses and local nonprofits. More information can be found on the Wayne County Cares official website here.
Gov. Whitmer hints at possibility of resuming indoor dining at Michigan restaurants
Michigan restaurants are still fighting to resume indoor dining, which is banned by the state’s COVID-19 order, but Gov. Related stories :Whitmer said she wants to reopen restaurants as soon as she can, but the industry has been on the wrong end of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ restrictions. The owner of Century Bowl, in Waterford Township, said the shutdown order on food and alcohol services at many venues is misguided. Bowling alleys, casinos and other entertainment venues were allowed to reopen Monday, but they can’t serve food or drink concessions. READ: Whitmer commutes sentences for 4 men serving decades in prison for nonviolent crimesPeople aren’t allowed to bowl with anyone other than their families.
Andiamo owner writes letter urging Michigan restaurants to defy shutdown orders, reopen
The owner of Andiamo wrote a letter to Michigan restaurants urging them to defy Gov. “We need to band together and fight this closure,” Vicari wrote. If those efforts are unsuccessful, and the shutdown is extended, Andiamo will reopen Dec. 9, Vicari said. We need to band together and fight back, but we need to do this as a United Group of Michigan Restaurant Owners.”You can read the full letter below. We need to band together and FIGHT BACK, but we need to do this as a United Group of Michigan Restaurant Owners.