Subaru’s Lafayette auto plant began vaccinating workers on Friday as part of a statewide plan to ramp up vaccinations.

By next week the company hopes to vaccinate up to one thousand employees per week.

 Scott Brand is the Executive Vice President of Subaru Indiana Automotive. He said over 7,000 people work at the plant.

Screenshot via Vimeo news conference

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced that bars and restaurants in the state will be allowed to operate at 50% capacity as opposed to 25%. Entertainment venues (like retail, casinos, gyms and stadiums) may also increase capacity.

Whitmer announced that nursing homes will allow visitation for family members who have a negative COVID-19 test. 

Whitmer also announced that the state has been vaccinating 50,000 people per day for the last 16 days. She says the state is 9th highest in the U.S. when it comes to the total number of vaccines administered. She also applauded the workers in Grand Rapids who are manufacturing the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

Michigan Rolls Out Statewide Coronavirus Exposure App

Nov 9, 2020
(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has launched the statewide rollout of a voluntary, free coronavirus app that notifies users if they have potentially been in close contact with infected people. Monday's announcement comes weeks after the state began piloting the technology in Ingham County, including at Michigan State University. State Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon is encouraging all Michiganders to download the app onto their smartphones, especially as COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations are surging after an initial wave subsided last spring.