Coronavirus – February 26, 2021

Most coronavirus metrics are still inching downward, and there are only so many ways to put that into words. So … we’ve decided to report on all the positives this week.

  1. Worldwide, more than 62 million people have recovered from coronavirus
  2. In Michigan, 529,000 have recovered
  3. Michigan’s active cases stands at 39,500 – the lowest it’s been since October
  4. 85% of Michigan school districts are offering in-person instruction
  5. Our positivity rate stands at 3.5% – inching ever closer to the 3.0% threshold that indicates that the virus is under control

PLUS – the FDA Advisory Panel is meeting today to consider emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. On Wednesday FDA scientists noted that the single-shot vaccine is effective and prevents hospitalizations. Also, Moderna is beginning clinical trials of a new vaccine designed to offer better protection against the B1351 variant. GO SCIENCE!

Regarding Michigan Restrictions

Since there was no public announcement, you may not know that the MDHHS epidemic order that was set to expire on February 21, 2021 was quietly extended through March 29, 2021. Although Governor Whitmer hasn’t mentioned this extension in any of her three press conferences in the last two weeks, MDHHS confirmed the extension. The extension means restaurants continue to operate with 25% capacity limitations and a 10pm curfew. Many have questioned the transparency of this extension without a public announcement. However, Governor Whitmer says she “was a little surprised by the reaction.” She also pointed out that she’s always watching the data and making changes along the way.

Staying Safe & Informed

Clear communication is key — about COVID-19 and when reaching out to your current and potential customers. That’s where Extend Your Reach can help. We offer a full array of services, and we’d love to help you keep your customers in the loop about your business. We’re happy to meet in person or virtually: 800-887-1959 or

Stay safe!

Jay Gillotte
CEO, Extend Your Reach

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