Reopening day: Illinois on Friday to take biggest step yet back to normalcy after more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions
More than a year after severe restrictions due to COVID-19, Illinois and Chicago are scheduled to fully reopen on Friday, marking an emotional turning point in the pandemic for many who have endured loss and a lack of connection in public life.chicagotribune.com
Gov. Whitmer Moves Upper Peninsula Back To Phase 4 Citing Surge In Covid-19 Cases
(CBS DETROIT) LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Friday to move the Upper Peninsula back to Phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan after a recent surge of coronavirus cases. A press release from the governor’s office states the executive order moving the UP from Phase 5 to Phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan will go into effect Friday, October 9 at 12:01 a.m.RELATED LINK: Michigan Is In Phase 4 Of Gov. Whitmer’s 6 Phase Plan To Reopen The StateHere’s what the move to Phase 4 will require:detroit.cbslocal.com
Michigan high school sports council approves phased-in plan for fall sports
DETROIT Fall sports for high schools in Michigan will begin with a phased-in approach, due to COVID-19, MHSAA announced on Wednesday. The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association approved the next steps in returning sports for member schools, adopting a plan to phase in competition for fall sports in hopes of continuing to deter the spread of COVID-19. However, moderate and high-risk sports football, girls volleyball and boys soccer may begin practice but not competition. Football will delay the start of practice with full player pads and equipment until Monday, Aug. 17. The Council chose to make these adjustments to help ensure our athletes have a safe regular season this fall.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rolls out plan to restart school in fall
Gretchen Whitmer rolled out her plan to restart school in the fall. Schools will need to develop three separate plans, depending on which phase of the reopening plan the state is in. Michigan coronavirus casesWhitmer lifted her months-long stay-at-home order June 1 and moved the remaining six regions to phase four of her reopening plan. Tuesday marked Michigan’s second-highest daily increase of June, with 373 new confirmed cases. Whitmer’s handling of pandemic :Reopening Michigan :Health questions, advice :Unemployment :Personal stories :
Gov. Whitmer warns of uptick in cases -- Holds off on taking Michigan to phase 5
Whitmer warns of uptick in cases -- Holds off on taking Michigan to phase 5Published: June 30, 2020, 5:23 pmMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the state will not advance to the fifth phase of her reopening plan by the Fourth of July weekend, as she had originally planned.
Gov. Whitmer announces Michigan will not move to phase 5 of reopening plan before July 4 weekend
Gretchen Whitmer announced the state will not advance to the fifth phase of her reopening plan by the Fourth of July weekend, as she had originally planned. I just think we need to take that off the table right now.”Click here to read about what it takes to get to phase five of the reopening plan. “The numbers that we’re seeing are increasing across the state,” Whitmer said. Whitmer lifted her months-long stay-at-home order June 1 and moved the remaining six regions to phase four of her reopening plan. Whitmer’s handling of pandemic :Reopening Michigan :Health questions, advice :Unemployment :Personal stories :
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reveals plan for schools to return to in-person learning this fall
Gretchen Whitmer revealed her plan to help schools across the state return to in-person learning this fall. READ: Whitmer announces Michigan will not move to phase 5 of reopening plan before July 4 weekendThe “MI Safe Schools Return to School Roadmap” is a 63-page document that outlines coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols for each phase of Whitmer’s reopening plan. “Our students, parents and educators have made incredible sacrifices during our battle with COVID-19,” Whitmer said. Whitmer and the Return to Learn Advisory Council to ensure we continue to put the health and safety of our students and educators first. Whitmer’s handling of pandemic :Reopening Michigan :Health questions, advice :Unemployment :Personal stories :
Gov. Whitmer says Michigan won’t move to phase 5 of reopening plan this week
Gretchen Whitmer confirmed to Local 4 that the rest of the state won’t be moving to phase five of her coronavirus (COVID-19) reopening plan this week. Click here to read about what it takes to get to phase five of the reopening plan. “My hope was to do it this week, (but) we’re not going to do it this week,” Whitmer told WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick. Six of the state’s eight regions -- divided up in Whitmer’s reopening plan -- are in phase four, or “Improving.” Only the Upper Peninsula and the Traverse City Region are in phase five. Michigan hasn’t yet seen spikes as a result of reopening, though there have been some isolated outbreaks, such as 18 people who tested positive after visiting a bar in East Lansing.