June 21, 2021 | Detroit Patch | Lansing, MI — For many Michiganders, Tuesday couldn’t come soon enough. That’s because Tuesday marks the end for the majority of Michigan’s COVID-19 restrictions, including a mandate on face coverings in many public spaces and capacity limits.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office announced the changes on Thursday, citing plummeting COVID-19 cases and increased vaccinations.
“Today is a day that we have all been looking forward to, as we can safely get back to normal day-to-day activities and put this pandemic behind us,” Whitmer said in a statement at the time of the announcement. “We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the medical experts and health professionals who stood on the front lines to keep us all safe. And we are incredibly thankful to all of the essential workers who kept our state moving.”