June 21, 2021 ~ Monday is the last day of COVID-19 restrictions in Michigan following more than a year of lockdown orders.
“Today is a day that we have all been looking forward to, as we can safely get back to normal day-to-day activities and put this pandemic behind us,” Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement. “We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the medical experts and health professionals who stood on the front lines to keep us all safe. And we are incredibly thankful to all of the essential workers who kept our state moving.”
Beginning Tuesday, all capacity limits and mask mandates will be lifted, regardless of vaccination status. Businesses are still allowed to require facial coverings if they choose.
June 21, 2021 ~ WJR Senior News Analyst Marie Osborne talks to Guy about the Governor Whitmer‘s plan to lift all COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday and what that will mean for Michigan residents.
June 21, 2021 ~ WJR Senior News Analyst Marie Osborne tells Kevin Dietz everything we need to know about the changes to the COVID-19 restrictions tomorrow.
“The hospitality industry received transcendent news today that will finally move it past 463 days of closure, capacity restrictions and elevated regulatory scrutiny that forced more than one in six Michigan restaurants to close their doors for good,” said President & CEO at Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association Justin Winslow. “The challenges ahead remain daunting for many, but this industry is resilient, adaptive and ready to meet this newfound opportunity head on.”
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will continue to provide recommendations as necessary.
Operations for schools and long-term care facilities are expected to be released later this week.
June 21, 2021 ~ WJR Senior News Analyst Marie Osborne looks ahead to COVID-19 restrictions being lifted tomorrow with Chris Renwick.