Will Graduations Be Exempt For Crowd Restrictions This Year?
It's that time of the year again, where college and high school seniors will walk across that stage. Much like last year, it might be a little weird, and graduations may not feel like they had five or four years ago.
Will events like this be exempt from those crowd restrictions, currently in place due to COVID-19 restrictions? The simple answer, no. Not yet at least.
On Thursday, Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, vetoed legislation, that would have exempted high school graduation ceremonies from COVID-19 restrictions with crowd sides.
The veto was no shock to the Republican party that had represented the bill. Two days after the legislation was presented, we saw a loosening up for the outdoor capacity limits.
“This bill is a solution in search of a problem,” Whitmer wrote to law makers. “Rather than sending me half-baked and punchless legislation like HB 4728, I encourage the Legislature to join me in eradicating this pandemic and making transformational investments in our economy.”
Nearly two weeks ago, the state was limiting crowds to somewhere from roughly 1,000 to 375 capacity limits.
Another bill had been vetoed earlier this week, that would have restricted the governor from issuing emergency orders, according to WILX.
Currently, in the state of Michigan, we sit at 8.47 million doses given, and 4.23 million people are fully vaccinated in the state.
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