For weeks Covid-19 cases in Michigan have continued to exponentially drop. As of June 17, the daily case number dropped below 200. This is a huge milestone for Michigan who a few short months ago was experiencing a spike in cases due to variants.
Because of this consistent decline in cases in the State, Governor Whitmer announced on Thursday, June 17 that Michigan would be moving into the final phase a week ahead of schedule. Instead of lifting all restrictions on July 1st, it has been deemed safe to lift them on June 22. All capacity limits, face mask, and gathering size orders will be rescinded on Tuesday, June 22.
In a news release Governor Whitmer shared, “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. 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. Thanks to the millions of Michiganders who rolled up their sleeves to get the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine, we have been able to make these changes ahead of schedule.”