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COVID Update from Governor Whitmer

VACCINE UPDATE  

  • The state of Michigan has administered 642,111total doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, with 34,621 being administered on January 21. Every COVID-19 vaccine allocated to Michigan has either been administered or is scheduled to be administered via appointment. 

 To view the total distribution of vaccines and more vaccine information, visit www.michigan.gov/covidvaccine to view the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard.     

  • The state is working around the clock to ensure we distribute and administer the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible. Vaccination is our path back to normal life and a strong economy. Learn more about the process for getting vaccinated on this page.

  

ICYMI 

  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced changes to MDHHS’s epidemic order to allow for indoor dining at restaurants with certain requirements; concessions at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums; personal services requiring mask removal; and non-residential gatherings of up to 10 people from two households starting February 1. The new order will last three weeks, until Sunday, Feb. 21.     

The pause has worked. The efforts we have made together to protect our families, frontline workers and hospitals have dramatically reduced cases and we have saved lives. Now, we are confident that starting February 1, restaurants can resume indoor dining with safety measures in place,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “Michigan continues to be a national leader in fighting this virus, and we must continue working to keep it that way. One of the most important things Michiganders can do is to make a plan to get the safe and effective vaccine when it’s available to you. And as always, mask up and maintain six feet of social distancing. We will end this pandemic together.” 

  • MDHHS announced 1,610 cases of COVID-19 from Saturday. This brings the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 to 548,069.

 

HAPPENING ACROSS STATE GOVERNMENT 

  • Over the weekend, MDHHS emphasizing the importance of COVID-19 testing with additional cases of the variant B.1.1.7 detected in a Wayne County resident and among people associated with the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

“The new variant is present in Michigan and we are at risk of seeing more spread of COVID-19. Everyone should do their part to end this pandemic. Get tested if you have been exposed, have symptoms, or have recently traveled to an area with a new variant spreading,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health at MDHHS. “Make sure you are following all quarantine and isolation guidance. And do your part to prevent the spread of this virus by continuing to wear your mask, avoid gatherings, socially distance, and washing your hands.” 

 

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