LANSING, Mich. (Great Lakes News) – There may be light at the end of Michigan’s COVID-19 tunnel since cases are leveling off and vaccinations are on the rise, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer isn’t offering specifics yet.

This new data has inspired Gov. Whitmer to tease the possibility of restoring certain freedoms. “We are continuing to monitor what the CDC is recommending and our data here in Michigan. I would anticipate forthcoming policy changes potentially that will feel a little bit more normal for all of us.”

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The governor has repeatedly said cases have been increasing because people are tired of her restrictions and have already broken the rules.

Mask mandates continue to be a staple of Whitmer’s coronavirus policies, as this week’s order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) now requires a “good faith effort” to keep masks on two, three, and four-year-old children. In addition, gatherings are still limited and MDHHS is still keeping restaurant dine-in capacity at 50 percent.