COVID Update – December 23, 2020

Here’s a quick update on the coronavirus vaccines. So far, more than 166,000 doses have been distributed across the state, and more than 26,000 doses have been administered. Another 120,000 doses—half from Pfizer and half from Moderna—arrive this week, with a similar number of doses arriving next week. More than 300 distribution sites continue vaccinating those in Phase 1a (see chart below). Based on updated recommendations from the CDC advisory panel, MDHHS may move people 75+ into Phase 1b of the vaccine distribution plan.

COVID vaccine distribution chart

MDHHS’s Latest Order

On Friday MDHHS announced changes that went into effect on Monday and remains in effect through January 15. High schools and colleges are now able to meet in person, although Governor Whitmer asked colleges/universities to delay in-person instruction until mid-January. Outdoor fitness is allowed. Arenas, movie theaters, stadiums, bowling alleys, and arcades can reopen with occupancy capped at 100 people; however, concessions at these businesses are still banned. Unfortunately for restaurants, bars, indoor sports (except professional sports), and water parks, they are still closed. So are indoor group fitness classes and trampoline parks.

Relief On the Way

Congress finally agreed on a $900 billion pandemic relief bill and sent it to President Trump for his signature. The package includes a temporary $300 per week supplemental unemployment benefit, a $600 direct stimulus payment to most Americans, a brief halt to evictions for renters having trouble paying their rent, and additional funds for the Paycheck Protection Program to help small businesses. President Trump surprised everyone by asking Congress to amend the relief bill to increase stimulus payments to $2000 per person.

EYR Is Here For You

At Extend Your Reach, we’re following all safety and social distancing guidelines, and we believe they’re working. We hope that is the case for your business as well. We’re here to help however you need us. Check out our full array of services online at or contact us ( or 800-887-1959) to discuss how we can become a partner for your success.

As we all prepare for the end of 2020 and the start of 2021, we wish you Happy Hanukkah (belated), Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and a very happy and healthy New Year!


Stay safe!

Jay Gillotte
CEO, Extend Your Reach

PS – If we missed a holiday you celebrate, we apologize and hope it is filled with joy and (socially distanced) family.

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