I am very happy that restaurants and bars are open even though it's at only 25% capacity. Yes like many I am hoping it will be at 100 percent soon.

Mlive.com says business groups in Michigan have begged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for months to set data benchmarks that indicate when businesses can fully reopen and get rid of the COVID-19 restrictions. Whitmer has refused, saying the latest data does not support a full reopening.

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I know it's a tough decision. We need to consider safety, but we also need to get people back to work. And of course get this economy going again. With spring coming we are all gonna want to get outdoors and enjoy life again. Eating outside on a restaurant patio is something I am not going to take for granted in the future.

Earlier this month on the 1st of February, we were all so happy that restaurants and bars were allowed to reopen. There were new restrictions that were put in place until Feb. 21st.  But when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave the changes on Feb. 4th green lighting contact sports, she also quietly extended the restaurant restrictions to March 29th. This did not make many folks happy.

The Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association proposed a plan Wednesday that would tie reopenings and restrictions to the percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive. The plan would allow restaurants to reopen at 100% capacity without restrictions once Michigan dipped below a 3% positivity rate.

Great Idea! So I guess all we can do is stay safe kids, follow the guidelines, and hope for the best.

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