Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is planning to carry a information convention Friday morning to offer an replace on Michigan’s efforts to sluggish the unfold of the coronavirus.
Watch the information convention reside right here on ClickOnDetroit starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Earlier this week, a state epidemiologist took a deep dive into Michigan’s COVID-19 numbers, together with the brand new variant of the virus, an replace on vaccinations and the way the crucial metrics look total.
Sarah Lyon-Callo, the Director of the Bureau of Epidemiology and Inhabitants Well being at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, spoke Tuesday within the type of a digital presentation and Q&A. Khaldun and MDHHS Director Robert Gordon each participated within the Q&A portion on the finish of the presentation, addressing eating places, vaccines and the opportunity of new restrictions triggered by the variant.
“I feel the governor has mentioned, and we mentioned final week, that the plan was, if developments continued in the identical course, to permit for the reopening of indoor eating on Feb. 1,” Gordon mentioned. “I feel the developments have continued and that continues to be the plan proper now.”
Gordon mentioned the state has made great good points due to the MDHHS pause, so the goal date for reopening eating places stays Feb. 1.
“Whereas eating places can be reopening on that date, there’ll proceed to be danger related to indoor eating and we can be speaking about that extra on Friday,” Gordon mentioned.
Michigan’s danger for a coronavirus outbreak has just lately decreased — however has not altogether vanished — practically one month into the brand new 12 months, in accordance with information from Covid Act Now.
The state of Michigan is now labeled as “excessive” danger for a coronavirus outbreak by Covid Act Now — a gaggle of technologists, epidemiologists, well being consultants and public coverage leaders that monitors and identifies each state’s risk level for a COVID-19 outbreak.
At the beginning of 2021, Michigan — like a lot of the nation — was thought-about to be experiencing an “energetic or imminent outbreak,” which is a “crucial” danger stage. As of Thursday, Jan. 21, the state’s danger stage has decreased attributable to fewer new COVID-19 circumstances reported every day, as the rest of the nation continues to battle with virus unfold.
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