Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a partial reopening of some of the state on Monday afternoon.
Whitmer announced that the Upper Peninsula and parts of the northern Lower Peninsula will move into phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan. Specifically, Region 8 – the U.P – and Region 6 – the Traverse City area – of the Michigan Ecnomic Recovery Council
Retail businesses, including bars and restaurants, will be able to open with 50% capacity.
She added that she is hopeful to she can announce more re-engagement for other parts of the state later this week before Memorial Day weekend
“This is a big step, but we must all remember to continue doing our part to protect ourselves and our families from the spread of COVID-19,” Whitmer said in a release. “It’s crucial that all businesses do everything in their power to protect their workers, customers, and their families. And as we approach Memorial Day weekend, I encourage everyone to be smart and be safe. My team and I will continue to work around the clock to protect the people of Michigan.”
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