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Guidance on Essential Workforce

Governor Whitmer Accelerates 'MI Vacc to Normal' Plan to Move Michigan Forward Towards Normalcy

May 20, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an updated 'Vacc to Normal' plan, which outlines steps Michiganders can take to emerge from this pandemic. As of June 1, capacity limits will lift for outdoor events. Additionally, indoor capacity limits will increase to 50%, allowing indoor social gatherings such as weddings and funerals to move closer to normalcy. As of July 1, the state will no longer limit capacity at indoor or outdoor gatherings. 

"As Michiganders have stepped up to get vaccinated and the CDC has released new guidance on masks, we are adapting the MI Vacc to Normal challenge to keep up," said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. "Starting June 1st, we will be moving forward, faster than excepted, towards a return to normalcy. Soon, Michiganders will be able to celebrate together, have summer weddings and even enjoy a 4th of July barbeque with family and friends. This is what we have all been working so hard towards, and I am so grateful to every Michigander who continues to go above and beyond to keep themselves, their family, and our communities safe. Thanks to them, we can take these final steps towards a return to the normalcy and build our economy back stronger than ever."

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Contact Information

Should your business be open under the Governor’s Executive Directive?  
(888) 535-6136 | covid19@michigan.gov

 Want to file a complaint? Contact the Michigan Attorney General's consumer complaint hotline. 
 (877) 765-8388 | michigan.gov/agcomplaints.

Michigan’s Work Share program allows employers to restart their business and bring employees back from unemployment.​Employers can bring employees back with reduced hours - while employees collect partial unemployment benefits to make up a portion of the lost wages. Employers can also retain their current workforce and are given the flexibility to choose which of their employees are part of a Work Share plan.
Michigan’s Work Share Program - Learn more about the program, how it works and how to apply.