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Michigan COVID restrictions are lifted

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer says practically all the state’s COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. The governor made the announcement outdoors under partly cloudy skies at Detroit’s Belle Isle city park. She said there are no more broad mask requirements, no more indoor or outdoor capacity limits at bars and restaurants, and no limits on gatherings.

“Our Pure Michigan summer is back and we can realize it.”

But Whitmer acknowledged Michigan has not reached its 70 percent vaccination target so there’s more work to do there. She also has ambitious plans to use three and a half billion dollars from the federal government for job training, schools, and reducing educational disparities. What she does not have is an agreement with the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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