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Whitmer ties easing of restrictions to vaccination rate

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced a plan to tie the lifting of coronavirus restrictions to Michigan’s vaccination rate, setting four specific benchmarks that must be reached to return to normal.

As more people get shots, she says, the state will allow in-person work for all business sectors, relax indoor capacity limits and ultimately lift them.

About half of residents ages 16 and older have received at least one dose. Under the “MI Vacc to Normal” plan, indoor capacity limits will be lifted once 65% are vaccinated.

At a 70% vaccination rate, the state's gatherings and face mask order generally will be lifted unless unanticipated circumstances arise.

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