Today marks the start of three weeks of new restrictions in trying to halt the spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. Not everyone agrees with the latest move. Michigan restaurants and hospitality groups have filed suit in Grand Rapids federal court in protest of Sunday’s order ending indoor dining and restaurants and bars. The suit is seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction to allow them to resume indoor dining while complying with health and safety protocols.
Even as the lawsuit was being filed, the state health department was reporting there were 7,458 new cases of the virus and another 79 deaths.
There has been a new spike in cases of the corona virus in the Detroit Police Department. Police Chief James Craig said 62 officers have tested positive and a total of 92 people are in quarantine. That’s about a 33-percent increase from two weeks ago. Craig did say he isn’t convinced that the infections are job related. He said he suspects the officers are getting infected from social gatherings and family events.
The Henry Ford museum has suspended several holiday events because of the virus. The museum’s Giant Screen Experience, the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Plum Market kitchen will be closed through December 8th. Greenfield Village will only offer carryout service at its ‘A Taste of History Restaurant’ and the early December Supper with Santa has been delayed until December 13th.