Today marks the first day of June and a new easing of some outdoor and indoor COVID-19 restrictions.

Masks are slowly fading away and Gov. Whitmer announced on Sunday the new guidelines for masks and social gatherings. 

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“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.”

Source:NBC25.com 


 

This couldn't have come at a better time. Memorial Day weekend showed that people are ready to get to normal life. Flint was lit up with activity over the weekend and now with our new deadline for complete mask removal being July 1st, I can't wait for summer to fully open back up.

Granted, while I was out no one was wearing a mask. I feel like these guidelines are just in place so that workers & employers don't get in trouble. You can still get a pretty nasty citation if you're running a business and get caught violating the guideline. Unless you're the Governor. Then you can just do whatever you want with no consequences.