Many of the restrictions in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 will be relaxed under a new order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services that goes into effect Friday.
Restaurants and bars will be able to operate at 50% of their capacity, up from 25%, although the cap of 100 people compared to the previous order remains in place. The current 10 p.m. curfew will be moved to 11 p.m. for food service.
The state will also relax the limit on indoor gatherings in private residences, which has been capped at 10 people during most of the pandemic. The state relaxed this restriction shortly before Thanksgiving to allow up to two households to congregate indoors with a limit of 10 people. This limit will be increased to 15 people from three different households.
Retail stores will be able to operate in …
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