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New epidemic order allows indoor group exercise, non-contact sports

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated its epidemic order Wednesday, Jan. 13 to allow re-opening of additional activities where Michiganders can remain masked and socially distanced. This includes indoor group exercise and non-contact sports. The new order is effective Saturday, Jan. 16 and will last until Sunday, Jan. 31.  

Also Wednesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said COVID-19 cases are trending in the right direction, and if the trend continues more protocols may be lifted, including a return to indoor dining by February 1.