Whitmer says restaurants could be allowed to reopen for indoor dining in February if COVID-19 cases stabilize


Indoor dining could be allowed to resume at Michigan bars and restaurants if COVID-19 cases continue to stabilize, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other officials said in a press conference on Wednesday.

"If numbers continue to head in the right direction, our hope is that we will be able to resume indoor dining with strong safety measures in place on Feb. 1," Whitmer said. "We're working on a path to allow indoor dining at restaurants with safety measures, such as mask requirements, capacity limits, and a curfew starting on Feb. 1."

Whitmer also acknowledged the "considerable sacrifices" restaurant owners have made since the pandemic hit in March.…