Tuesday, 08 June 2021 22:48

Michigan 51st in Nationwide COVID-19 Recovery, Study Says

Written by Scott McClallen, The Center Square
The skyline of Grand Rapids, MI, at dusk.  The skyline of Grand Rapids, MI, at dusk.  Shutterstock.com/Sean Pavone


...economic reopening is no longer tied to the first vaccination rate.


On July 1, Michigan will drop its broad mask mandate. Currently, only non-fully vaccinated people must wear masks indoors.


Indoor gatherings are limited to 50% capacity, up from 30% capacity in many places. The rule should help wedding, funeral and caterers statewide who were limited to 30 people indoors for over a year.

Businesses can still impose mask mandates.


Another reason for slow recovery might be climate and minimizing COVID-19 transmission, Gonzalez said.


“A state's climate can have a big impact on its recovery, too. States that are warmer, like Florida, allow people to be outside more easily, which gives extra protection to the elderly and other vulnerable demographics. This has led to an economic boom for warmer states, and as people consider where to relocate after the pandemic, climate and tax rates will be among the biggest factors in their decisions.”


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