COVID Update – January 29, 2021

Sometimes we like sounding like a broken record, and this is one of those times. Michigan’s COVID-19 metrics continue to improve. Daily cases have plateaued, hospitalizations continue to decline, and deaths are slowing. Last Tuesday’s positivity rate stood at 6.45%, and this Wednesday’s rate was down to 4.48%. All of this is great news!

While Governor Whitmer and MDHHS are allowing restaurants to resume indoor dining on February 1, high school contact sports are still not allowed. However, according to MLive Thursday morning, the Governor noted during an interview by a Detroit television news station that winter sports could be back in “weeks or days.” Hopefully the numbers will continue to improve quickly so those dedicated athletes and coaches will be able to compete very soon.

Meijer Inc. Lends a Helping Hand

We all know you can get just about anything at Meijer. And they just added COVID-19 vaccinations to their list. On Wednesday and Thursday Meijer hosted vaccination clinics at their Norton Shores store, and about 500 people were able to get their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine each day. Although it was the first clinic held in West Michigan, Meijer has already given out shots in Wayne and Genesee Counties, as well as at locations in other Midwest states — nearly 20,000 doses regionwide. And they look forward to holding more clinics as doses become available.

It’s Been a Challenge

To say it’s been a challenging 12 months would be an understatement. But with preliminary news that the current vaccines should be effective against the variants from the UK and South Africa, we prefer to focus on the light at the end of the tunnel. The small choices we make every day (wearing a mask, washing our hands, etc.) keep moving us forward. And moving forward includes moving your business forward. We’d love the opportunity to partner with you in 2021. Extend Your Reach offers a full array of services, and we’d like to put our skills to work for you. You can reach us at 800-887-1959 or


Stay safe!

Jay Gillotte
CEO, Extend Your Reach

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