People will be allowed to eat inside restaurants in Michigan starting February first.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that today.

When they re-open next month, restaurant dining rooms will have to operate under restrictions -- 25 percent of capacity or 100 people, whichever is less. Dining areas will have to close by 10 o-clock.

   Governor Whitmer say re-opening dining areas is possible because earlier restrictions have worked and infection rates have improved.

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.