Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) two weeks ago “quietly extended” her restaurant restrictions until March 29.
Whitmer recently allowed restaurants and bars to reopen in-person dining at 25 percent capacity and until 10:00 p.m., which affected patrons who watched the February 6 Super Bowl.
Mlive reported the limitations were supposed to expire February 21 “but were quietly extended to March 29 just days after indoor dining restarted.”
“We have long advocated the need for a more comprehensive strategy for the economic reintegration of our restaurants, banquet centers and entertainment venues in Michigan,” Justin Winslow, president & CEO of the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association (MRLA), said in a news release.
The MRLA created a series of benchmarks based on the state’s daily positive coronavirus test rate, which would then tighten or loosen restrictions depending on that data.
For example, if the positive test rate was 15 percent or above over