Well, it's about freaking time.

Earlier today, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that hair and nail salons, barber shops, tattoo studios, and massage services throughout the state will be allowed to reopen beginning June 15.

Whitmer also announced that in regions six and eight, gyms, tattoo shops and movie theaters will be allowed to open up again beginning Wednesday, June 10 as those regions move into stage five.

According to The Detroit Free Press, under phase 5, in northern Michigan, indoor social gatherings and organized events of up to 50 people will be allowed, as are outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people, with social distancing. Also, outdoor performance and sporting venues will be open with a larger capacity limit of 500, which will allow for some outdoor graduation ceremonies.

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Gov. Whitmer:

“Today marks another milestone in the safe reopening of Michigan’s economy. As we continue to slowly reopen different parts of our state, it’s critical that we listen to the experts and follow the medical science to avoid a second wave of infections. The good news is that we are headed in the right direction, and if the current trajectory continues, I anticipate we'll be able to announce more sectors reopening in the coming weeks. We owe it to our front line workers to keep doing our part.”


I'm so happy for all my friends that will finally be able to get back to work. On the selfish side of things, I'm happy for myself because I can finally get a haircut (one not done by my girlfriend) and I can finally get a massage that I'm desperately in need of.

I still can't wait for my gym to open and most importantly, The Machine Shop.

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