State hits first milestone in "MI Vacc to Normal" plan

Collaborator: Rachael Schuit
Published: 05/11/2021, 1:58 AM

(LANSING, Mich.) Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on Monday that 55% of Michigan residents aged 16 and older have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

This percentage of Michiganders who have received at least one shot, means that the state has hit the first milestone in the "MI Vacc to Normal" plan. 

Reaching the milestone, means that on May 24th, in person work will be allowed in all sectors of business in Michigan. 

“I am excited that 55% of Michiganders have gotten their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine because it puts us one step closer to getting Vacc to Normal,” said Governor Whitmer. “Everyone is eligible to get their safe, effective shots, and it's on all of us to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities."

Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services say the goal is for 70% of Michiganders who are ages 16 and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. 

The next milestone in the "MI Vacc to Normal" plan is for 60% of Michiganders to received at least one shot of the COVID vaccine and two weeks to pass. 

After two pass for that milestone, sports stadiums, conference centers, banquet halls, and funeral homes will be able to increase their indoor capacity to 25%. 

Gyms and exercise facilities will be able to increase their capacity to 50%. 

The curfew will also be lifted for restaurants and bars. 


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