April 2021
Ryan Tarrant, President/CEO
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
989-893-4567
Veronica Horn, President/CEO
Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce
989-752-7161
COVID-19 Update
This morning, Governor Gretchen Whitmer laid out the state’s plan for further easing of COVID-19 restrictions. 
 
The MI Vacc to Normal plan will use four vaccination-based milestones -- using data for Michiganders 16 years or older who’ve received their first dose -- to guide future steps required to get back to normal: 

  •  55% of Michiganders (4,453,304 residents), plus two weeks 
  •   Allows in-person work for all sectors of business. 
  •  60% of Michiganders (4,858,150 residents), plus two weeks 
  • Increases indoor capacity at sports stadiums to 25%. 
  • Increases indoor capacity at conference centers/banquet halls/funeral homes to 25%. 
  • Increases capacity at exercise facilities and gyms to 50%. 
  • Lifts the curfew on restaurants and bars.   
  • 65% of Michiganders (5,262,996 residents), plus two weeks 
  • Lifts all indoor % capacity limits, requiring only social distancing between parties. 
  • Further relaxes limits on residential social gatherings.   
  • 70% of Michiganders (5,667,842 residents), plus two weeks 
  • Lifts the Gatherings and Face Masks Order such that MDHHS will no longer employ broad mitigation measures unless unanticipated circumstances arise, such as the spread of vaccine-resistant variants.   
 
According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 48.8% of Michiganders are currently vaccinated as of April 29, 2021. The Bay Area and Saginaw County Chambers of Commerce encourage everyone eligible to be vaccinated as soon as possible so we can all return to normal in the coming weeks.
On behalf of our members, the Bay Area and Saginaw County Chambers of Commerce will continue to monitor public policy that impacts our region, our communities and most importantly, your business!