LANSING — Governor Whitmer announced that all COVID-19 restrictions are expected to be lifted by July 1.
On June 1, all outdoor capacity limits will be lifted and indoor capacity limits will be increased to 50 percent. Unvaccinated people will still be required to wear masks indoors through the month.
Whitmer also said that on July 1, all COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted, including the mask mandate, “unless unanticipated circumstances arise.”
The new plan is vastly different from the original “Vacc to Normal” plan that outlined vaccination benchmarks the state said needed to be met in order to lift restrictions.
The original Vacc to Normal plan said capacity limits on indoor stadiums, banquet halls, funeral homes and gyms, as well as bar and restaurant curfews, would be lifted after 60 percent of adults had received at least one dose of the vaccine and indoor capacity would be lifted at 65 percent.
“As Michiganders have stepped up to get vaccinated and the CDC has released new guidance on masks, we are adapting the MI Vacc to Normal challenge to keep up,” Whitmer said. “Starting June 1, we will be moving forward, faster than expected, towards a return to normalcy. Soon, Michiganders will be able to celebrate together, have summer weddings and even enjoy a Fourth of July barbeque with family and friends. This is what we have all been working so hard towards, and I am so grateful to every Michigander who continue
Last week, the state updated the mask mandate, which had originally been planned to be lifted once 70 percent of adults received at least one dose.