55% Vaccination Threshold Reached, In-Person Work Can Resume

The prohibition on in-person work to slow the spread of COVID-19 will end May 24, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said today as the state hit 55 percent of its population 16 and older having received at least their first dose of a vaccine.

Ms. Whitmer had set 55 percent as the threshold when she would lift a prohibition that has been in place for more than a year that required all work to be done remotely unless it could only be done in person. Under the governor’s reopening plan, called “Vacc to Normal,” that prohibition lifts two weeks after the state hits 55 percent.

“I am excited that 55 percent of Michiganders have gotten their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine because it puts us one step closer to getting Vacc to Normal,” Ms. Whitmer said in a statement. “Everyone is eligible to get their safe, effective shots, and it’s on all of us to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities. On May 24, we anticipate allowing a return to in-person work across all sectors, and as more Michiganders get vaccinated, we will continue lifting restrictions to get Vacc to Normal safely.”

Staff Report

Staff Report

This story was prepared by the staff at EUP News or contributed from an outside source.

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