MICHIGAN, USA — Several changes to COVID-19 restrictions began Tuesday in Michigan.
On May 20, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced alterations to the MI Vacc to Normal plan, stating that multiple restrictions would be lifted June 1 before fully reopening the state July 1.
Starting Tuesday, all outdoor capacity limits are lifted. This means people can have larger outdoor celebrations and places like ballparks and outdoor concert venues can fill up to full capacity.
Additionally, indoor capacity limits have been increased to 50%; however, people who are not vaccinated are still required to wear a mask while indoors.
In November 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services implemented a 10 p.m. curfew for bars. Since then, that curfew has been pushed back an hour to 11 p.m.. Tuesday, that curfew no longer exists.
"Because so many Michiganders did their part and stepped up to get vaccinated, we are able to return to normal more quickly," said Whitmer. "Our state is closer and closer to being back to normal. Now, Michiganders may celebrate safely with family and friends, with less worry of getting COVID-19.
"We have all been working hard for this moment for over the past year, and I am thankful for every Michigander who has gotten vaccinated to keep themselves, their family, and our communities safe."
July 1 is scheduled to be the next milestone date, at which time the state’s mask mandate will be lifted, along with all indoor capacity limits.
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