Lansing, Mich. — The State of Michigan has continued its ban on indoor dining but is expected to lift the restriction beginning Feb. 1. Indoor dining will resume with “mitigation measures, capacity limits and a curfew,” according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. For now, a new epidemic order issued by the department that is valid from Jan. 16 to 31 enables Michigan residents to participate in indoor group exercise and non-contact sports, as long as masks and social distancing guidelines are in place. College and university students may return to campus for the winter semester and restart in-person courses beginning Jan. 18. Indoor residential gatherings remain limited to 10 people and two households. As of Jan. 13, there were 525,612 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan and 13,501 deaths.