Sen. Victory says relaxed COVID-19 restrictions keep state ‘behind our neighbors’

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Roger Victory, R-Hudsonville, issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Department of Health and Human Services announced they are reducing the state’s COVID-19 restrictions but keeping limits on in-person dining at restaurants:

“The governor is finally allowing Michigan restaurants and family owned businesses to further reopen — but it’s far from enough. Even with this doubling of the indoor dining capacity limit, we are still woefully behind our neighbors in terms of reopening.

“I am deeply concerned about the timing of this announcement. The governor is facing bad press about her deadly failures in nursing homes and the massive taxpayer-funded hush money payout to her former health department director. Now, seemingly overnight, the governor’s secret metrics say that it is finally the time to expand capacity at restaurants and small businesses.

“These are people’s livelihoods and futures on the line, they deserve far better than to be used a distraction tactic for her mistakes.”

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