Another West Michigan county is looking at extending its state of emergency.

I have been saying this for a while, just because people are getting vaccinated in record numbers in West Michigan, it is way to early to act like things are back to normal and everyone needs to follow the CDC guidelines regarding the pandemic.

Michigan is one of the leading states in the nation at getting its citizens vaccinated but at the same time, the number of COVID-19 cases are on the rise with some of the highest numbers to report since the pandemic has begun.

Younger people are much more active and think they are not at risk but that age group seems to be the ones that hospitals are reporting that are catching and spreading the coronavirus.

According to WOOD, Muskegon County may become the third county on the West side of Michigan to extend its state of emergency. Cases of COVID-19 have been jumping upwards ever since the beginning of March.

These cases seem to rise about 4 to 6 weeks after restrictions are lifted. Back in February, restaurants we allowed to operate at 50% capacity, the number of people allowed to gather at events went up and here we are experiencing higher numbers once again. This equation doesn't even include what effect spring break will have on communities.

Two West Michigan counties have already extended their states of emergency. Both Kent and Ottawa counties are on the rise with COVID-19 cases. I am even starting to here of more people that I know that either they or someone in their family has contacted the virus.

Muskegon County Board of Commissioners may approve an extension that last until the end of this year. The board is leaving room for ending the extension if necessary.

Back in February Muskegon County were seeing some of its lowest numbers in cases since the pandemic began but March and April have shown the numbers have changed trajectory are quickly going in the wrong direction.

Those in Muskegon County who want to be a part of the meeting with the Board of Commissioners, the meeting will be on Zoom and Facebook Live at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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