State reaches first vaccination milestone

With 55% of the state's 16+ population vaccinated, offices will be allowed to reopen in two weeks.

Michigan has hit its first milestone in its plan to reopen businesses. On Monday, state health officials reported that 55% of Michiganders age 16 and up had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

That starts the clock ticking on the rollback of some COVID-19 restrictions.

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What Happened: On April 30, Governor Gretchen Whitmer unveiled the “Vacc to Normal” challenge, meant to encourage state residents to get vaccinated by dangling the promise of loosened restrictions.

The first milestone was 55% vaccination, with the first pandemic restrictions lifted two weeks after reaching that number.

According to the plan, in two weeks office workers will be allowed to return to office jobs – with COVID safety precautions still in place.

“Two weeks from now, we can take the first step on our path to get back to normal,” said Whitmer in a video posted to Twitter. “Now we’re able to take this step forward thanks to every Michigander who has gotten their shot.”

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