Tag: reopening

a placard outside a restaurant reads "curbside pickup only"

January 4, 2021

The governor says restrictions on indoor dining at restaurants and bars could be lifted before current orders expire on January 15.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

December 30, 2020

The governor didn’t issue any new COVID restrictions or announce reopenings on Tuesday, but said the state is on the right track for the latter.

An empty classroom

October 19, 2020

Michigan schools face a tough choice between whether to reopen or stay virtual.

A graphic of a sample schedule for Portage Public Schools

October 14, 2020

Parents of Portage Public Schools students are split on the idea of a return to in-person classes, even if it’s half-time. Teachers are clear – they don’t want to do it. Those were some of the takeaways of survey results presented to the PPS Board of Education on Monday. Currently, Portage elementary students are taking […]

a sign for the Civic Auditorium reading "We are temporarily closed"

September 28, 2020

A pair of executive orders issued Friday would reopen theaters, concert venues, and bowling alleys while requiring kids attending elementary schools to wear masks.

a man and a woman sit at a table outdoors with masks on while a waiter with a mask takes their order

August 10, 2020

A Pew Research poll shows 69% of U.S. adults think governments lifted COVID-19 restrictions before they should have.

a man with a plastic face shield cleans a desk while a woman with a face mask moves school chairs

July 24, 2020

The union representing Kalamazoo Public Schools teachers is urging the district to go back to online classes this fall.

a sign on a window reads "Tibbs Brewing Company"

July 3, 2020

The governor ordered indoor bars to close on Wednesday. But those who brew alcohol aren’t classified the same way.

a sign for the Civic Auditorium reading "We are temporarily closed"

July 2, 2020

The governor had hoped to loosen up rules in time for Independence Day, but coronavirus infection rates don’t warrant it.

the governor standing in front of a podium with the seal of the state of Michigan

July 1, 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday unveiled a much-anticipated plan to reopen K-12 schools in the fall. The 63-page MI Safe Schools plan lays out requirements and recommendations for school districts depending on how severely the coronavirus is affecting them. Currently, most of Michigan is in Phase 4 of the governor’s six phase MI Safe Start […]