COVID-19

Governor planning to reopen state economy by region/business

Areas will reopen in phases based on data about COVID-19 infection rates.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is planning to reopen parts of the state’s economy in phases. In a Monday press conference, the governor announced her “MI Safe Start” plan, though details are still to be announced.

According to a report in Bridge Magazine, advisers have divided the state into eight regions based on employee travel patterns and the location of health care facilities. Risk in each region will be assessed based on COVID-19 case counts, health care capacity and ability to track contacts.

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The resumption of business will also be phased in across business types, beginning with people who work outdoors, such construction and landscaping.

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