As Michigan coronavirus cases slow, Gov. Whitmer eyes reopening economy

There’s no public estimate on when the state could ease restrictions. Whitmer’s recently extended stay-at-home order is currently slated to remain through the end of April.

Cases of COVID-19 in Michigan are still going up, but the rate of increase is showing signs of slowing.

“These numbers give us reason to have some cautious optimism that the rate of increase is appearing to slow down,” Governor Gretchen Whitmer said during a news conference on Monday.

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That is prompting state officials to begin planning how the eventual end of the state’s stay-at-home order could look. State officials are developing a plan to safely ease stay-home restrictions that have been in place since March 24, according to Bridge Magazine.

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