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Whitmer: Michigan restaurants likely can offer dining Feb. 1

Coronavirus in Michigan
Coronavirus in Michigan(Associated Press)
Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 9:41 AM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says the plan is for Michigan restaurants to reopen for indoor dining on Feb. 1, two and a half months after an order to close amid a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

The current order prohibiting indoor eating and drinking was extended Wednesday.

Non-contact organized sports can resume starting Saturday.

Michigan is among just a few states to allow no indoor restaurant dining and is the only one without a detailed plan on how and when reopening can occur, according to the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association.

The state is expected to release details on the reopening next week.

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