Governor Gretchen Whitmer said today that she will announce a decision “soon” on allowing gyms to re-open and for more school sports to resume.
The governor did not say exactly when she intends to outline her re-opening plans. She’s been facing pressure to let gyms – as well as theaters and bowling alleys – re-open after ordering them closed more than five months ago. That was to slow the spread of COVID-19 in likely hot spots.
Whitmer said she’ll reveal her plans in the coming days, but won’t be rushed.
“People’s lives are at stake. COVID is still a very real threat all across our state. I will continue to treat it like that.”
The governor also said she’s looking at letting more athletes compete in organized school sports in more parts of the state.