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As part of Michigan’s new health order, the rules on gatherings were updated, allowing Western Michigan University to update its gathering rules, per an email from the university.

“Though some limitations have been loosened, this is not a license to become lax,” the email read. “Be all the more vigilant about engaging in those personal habits that protect yourself and those around you. COVID-19 continues to be a health threat.”

While some rules remain in place, indoor gatherings of no more than 25 people are now permitted. As a result, registered student organizations and other groups can meet in the Bernhard Center. Indoor gatherings at residential facilities are permitted as long as there are 15 or fewer people from no more than three households congregating.

Other changes are as follows:

  • Outdoor gatherings of 50 or fewer people at residential settings are allowed.

  • Waldo Library has expanded capacity to 50% up from 30%. 

  • The Student Recreation Center has expanded capacity from 30% up from 25%.

  • People eating at a dining center can share a table as long as they are from the same living area. Tables must be six feet apart and Grab’n Go will continue at the locations offered.

The new order is in effect until Monday, April 19.

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