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In a press conference on Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that, beginning June 1, all outdoor capacity limits will be lifted and indoor gatherings will be allowed at 50 percent capacity through the month of June. The state will maintain…
Today, the state released the MI Blueprint for Comprehensive Student Recovery, guidance developed by the Student Recovery Advisory Council to help districts and schools create recovery plans that provide every Michigan student with the resources…
The House and Senate both finished the work they started last week and passed out their chamber's version of the 2021-22 School Aid Fund budget (HB 4407 and SB 83 for those of you keeping score at home). We don't expect further action on the 2021-…
On Friday, the MDHHS issued a new Gatherings and Mask Order to bring Michigan in line with CDC guidance issued Thursday regarding the use of facial coverings. Under the order, Michiganders who are outdoors will no longer need to wear a mask…
Late Tuesday evening, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a revised Gatherings and Face Mask Order that uses targeted loosening of restrictions to encourage vaccination and outdoor activities beginning May 6. The…
Both the House and Senate passed bills this week that would exempt commencement ceremonies from the emergency authority over gatherings currently being used by MDHHS and local health departments. HB 4728 sponsored by Rep. Ann Bollin (R-Brighton) and…
Late Tuesday evening, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a revised Gatherings and Face Mask Order that uses targeted loosening of restrictions to encourage vaccination and outdoor activities. The new order goes into…
On Wednesday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued new guidance this week regarding end-of-year gatherings that provides some welcome clarity around issues like dancing at prom and attendee capacity limits for in-person…
Both the House and Senate moved forward this week on their versions of supplemental budgets to spend large chunks of the federal pandemic response funding the state has received. The two sets of proposals are different in scope and scale. The three…
UPDATE: Since the initial publication of this article, we have received many, many questions about whether the 1,000 person limit for an outdoor event applies to all attendees or just guests. We have checked with multiple school attorneys and have…
This morning, Governor Whitmer announced that the state would be taking a new approach to gradually relax gathering limits based on the state's overall vaccination rate. The MI Vacc to Normal campaign will roll back major aspects of the face mask…
It was all about the Benjamins in Lansing this week as both the House and Senate reported out their recommendations for the 2021-22 budget, giving us our first opportunity to compare them to each other and to the Governor's proposal, the three major…