Governor Gretchen Whitmer today set the state on a pathway to return to normal by unveiling the ‘MI Vacc to Normal’ plan as the state continues to push toward its goal of vaccinating 70% of Michiganders ages 16 years or older.
To facilitate this goal, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will base future epidemic order actions on four vaccination-based milestones that, once achieved, will enable Michigan to take a step toward normalcy using data for Michiganders 16 years or older who’ve received their first dose.
As of April 29th, 48.8% of state residents age 16+ have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccination milestones outlined by the governor are:
1) 55% of Michiganders (4,453,304 residents), plus two weeks
Allows in-person work for all sectors of business.
2) 60% of Michiganders (4,858,150 residents), plus two weeks
Increases indoor capacity at sports stadiums to 25%.
Increases indoor capacity at conference centers/banquet halls/funeral homes to 25%.
Increases capacity at exercise facilities and gyms to 50%.
Lifts the curfew on restaurants and bars.
3) 65% of Michiganders (5,262,996 residents), plus two weeks
Lifts all indoor % capacity limits, requiring only social distancing between parties.
Further relaxes limits on residential social gatherings.
4) 70% of Michiganders (5,667,842 residents), plus two weeks
Lifts the Gatherings and Face Masks Order such that MDHHS will no longer employ broad mitigation measures unless unanticipated circumstances arise, such as the spread of vaccine-resistant variants.