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Whitmer: More COVID restrictions lifted


Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today (TUE) that more COVID-19 restrictions will be relaxed.

The new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services order will allow more people to dine indoors at restaurants starting Friday. Retailers will be able to let in more customers, and more people can attend private indoor gatherings. Bars and restaurants will also be allowed to stay open an hour later – until 11 o-clock.

And people will be allowed to visit relatives in nursing homes – but only if the facility has not reported a new COVID case in the prior 14 days.

Whitmer said it’s a cautious step forward.

“All these reengagements will enable Michiganders to enjoy more of life’s simplest pleasures that have been disrupted over the past year,” says Whitmer.

A decision on what happens after April 9th will depend on the spread of COVID-19 as well troubling new variants.