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Whitmer lifting restrictions on high schools, colleges, entertainement venues

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer updates the latest information on the state's COVID-19 situation, Friday Dec. 18 2020.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on Friday, Dec. 17, that high schools across the state would be able to reopen to in-classroom instruction on Monday, Dec. 21.

Whitmer also announced that college campuses throughout Michigan could reopen to in-classroom instruction for the new semester starting Jan. 19, with students allowed to move back in on Jan. 16.

Whitmer said Indoor entertainment venues, such as bowling alleys, casinos and movie theaters, where people can remain masked and socially distant can reopen. She said concessions would not be allowed to be sold at those venues for the time being.

She also announced that outdoor group fitness and outdoor non-contact sports could resume.

Whitmer said the new order expires on Jan. 15 for indoor dining. She said her hope is that COVID-19 virus rates and hospitalizations would continue to fall after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays so the order could be lifted earlier.

Whitmer said she was upset that the federal government is being tight-lipped about why there are delays in getting the virus ready to go in the state. Says The White House is keeping Michigan from saving lives.

(Photo supplied/State Of Michigan)

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