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Updated June 14, 2021 - As always, our region remains committed to the health and safety of all our residents and visitors. It is our top priority. We want current and future travelers to feel as safe and informed as possible. As you venture out and begin enjoying all of the wonderful things the Ann Arbor area has to offer, we ask that you practice social distancing, follow the recommended health guidelines and be respectful of others.

Michigan has lifted the mask requirements for most indoor and outdoor settings, for fully vaccinated residents. While indoors, fully vaccinated Michiganders will no longer need to wear a mask, but residents who are not vaccinated, or have not completed their vaccinations, must continue to wear a mask or face covering to protect themselves and others. Some businesses and local communities may still have mask requirements. The mask mandate will go away entirely on July 1.


What is open?

Note: We will update this information on a regular basis. We encourage visitors and residents alike to confirm whether a business or organization is open and operational during this time. Please check with individual establishments for more details.


Indoor dining is open at 50% capacity. Restaurants can also provide outdoor dining, carryout and delivery services. Restaurants must continue contact tracing, although they’re no longer required to deny customers who decline to share their name and number. Please check with the individual establishments for updated information on their current dining offerings. View a list of area restaurants



Gatherings at a retail setting may not exceed 50%, or 25 people, whichever is higher. People must wear a mask indoors at all times unless fully vaccinated. Many retailers across the region now offer online shopping, in addition to in-store shopping. View a list of area retail businesses



Hotels are welcoming all guests traveling to the area. Hotels are classified as essential businesses and have remained open, provided they are in compliance with all guidelines and requirements for physical distancing, cleaning & disinfection, and workplace safety practices. Indoor pools and exercise rooms are open at 50% capacity. View a list of area hotels



Pools are open. Indoor pools and gyms are now limited to 50% capacity. There are no more capacity restrictions on outdoor pools.



Outdoor parks and recreational facilities, including playgrounds, skateparks, disc golf, tennis courts are open. Please be aware of signage posted indicating restrictions and how to safely navigate these spaces. View a list of area parks



Golf courses are open in Washtenaw County. Golf carts are available with safety protocols put in place, to facilitate physical distancing and limit the potential of shared touch points. View a list of area golf courses



Farmers markets are open. There are no more capacity restrictions on outdoor gatherings. View a list of area farmers markets



Personal services, such as hair and nail salons, tanning, massage, tattoo parlors and spas are open. Customers can expect to fill out a health screening and get their contact information for contact tracing purposes. People must wear a mask indoors at all times unless fully vaccinated. Gatherings to receive personal care services, including hair, nail, tanning, massage, spa, tattoo, body art, and piercing services are permitted. 



Area gyms are open at a 50% capacity. Equipment must be orientated to allow for social distancing and exercise classes will be a smaller capacity to allow for spacing of 6 feet apart. Gatherings are permitted both indoors and outdoors for individual exercise, group classes, and individual and group instruction. Exercise facilities include gymnasiums; fitness centers; exercise studios; tracks; sports complexes, pools, yoga, dance, gymnastics, and cycling studios; ice rinks; roller rinks; and trampoline parks. 



Many events have been cancelled or postponed as a result of this evolving coronavirus situation. Some events have moved to a virtual format. Please confirm the status before attending an event. View our events calendar


We encourage residents and visitors to practice good hygiene, including hand cleanliness, staying home when ill, covering coughs and sneezes, and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. We also advise residents and visitors alike to follow the requirements and advice of local and state officials, the CDC and their health care providers.

There are a multitude of ways to continue enjoying some of the outstanding experiences that Ann Arbor and its surrounding communities have to offer. We have included many ideas into the blog stories below.