(WSYM) — Half of the eligible Michiganders have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the state said on Monday. That puts Michigan near the first step in reopening, which could allow in-person office work to resume by the end of the month.
According to the state data, 4,044,710 Michiganders have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and the state will surpass 7 million total doses administered on Monday.
“Today, Michigan will surpass seven million doses administered of the safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a release. “We’ve put shots in arms of 1 in 2 Michiganders 16 and up and over 1 in 3 are fully vaccinated, including 2 in 3 seniors. Our rollout continues to speed up."
Last week, Whitmer and MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel announced a plan for reopening Michigan tied to COVID-19 vaccination rates.
Two weeks after 55% of Michiganders get at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, in-person office work will be able to resume.
Two weeks after 60% of people are vaccinated - 4,858,150 residents
- Indoor capacity at sports stadiums will increase to 25%
- Indoor capacity at conference centers, banquet halls & funeral homes will increase to 25%
- Bars and restaurants will not be required to close early
Two weeks after 65% of people are vaccinated - 5,262,996 residents
- All indoor capacity limits will be lifted
- Social distancing still has to be maintained
Two weeks after 70% of people are vaccinated - 5,667,842 residents
- Gatherings and Facemask order will be lifted by the MDHHS