Gyms, salons, theaters and others could open by July 4

Some businesses could reopen soon if COVID-19 infections continue to deline in Michigan.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday announced the reopening of many businesses in Michigan over the next week. That doesn’t include everything, though. Barber shops, gyms, and movie theaters still aren’t allowed to reopen.

The governor did raise hopes of a change within the next month, according to an article on MLive.

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“I tell people if you’re like me, you need a haircut desperately, a couple more weeks of this and we may be back in a place where we’re able to do that safely,” said Whitmer in a press conference on Monday. “But we may be taking that step and I’d like to do it before Independence Day weekend. But we’ve got to follow the data.”

The state has taken a phased approach to reopening. The lifting of stay-at-home orders puts most of Michigan in phase four. An area needs to be in phase five to allow places such as gyms and barbershops to resume business, according to the governor’s MI Safe Start plan.

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