At a press conference today, Governor Whitmer expressed that Michigan has been a leader in fighting COVID-19. She said the state is seeing an increased demand for vaccines, and they have brought Meijer on as a pharmacy partner to help achieve their goal of 50,000 vaccines administered per day.
MDHHS Director Robert Gordon spoke about the physical and emotional toll that COVID-19 has had on Michiganders especially in winter. Therefore, beginning January 16th, the restrictions on indoor fitness and group athletics are being lifted.
The state is also looking for ways to safely reopen restaurants for indoor dining, and they project that on Feb 1st indoor dining can resume with safety precautions in place such as masks, curfews, and capacity limits.
Residents are encouraged to continue adhering to mask wearing and refrain from attending indoor gatherings with people outside their household to contribute to the positive trend the state is experiencing with the virus.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand