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Governor's office confirms Michigan restaurants will be able to open for dining Feb. 1

Chicago to ban indoor dining after COVID-19 related hospitalizations jump
Posted at 10:43 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 10:43:15-05

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will announce that Michigan restaurants can 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 governor’s office confirmed the pending announcement following a statement issued on social media by the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association.

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The current order prohibiting indoor eating and drinking is due to expire Friday but will be extended.

The fate of other off-limit activities such as organized sports was not immediately known.

Whitmer will have a news conference later Wednesday.

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