The wedding event industry is hoping for the future as mask guidelines have eased

(WXYZ) – Today’s news from the CDC brings hope to wedding venues that they too will soon be able to have more people attending events, but say they will continue to follow local and state guidelines.

“Our entire business has come to a standstill for the private sector,” said Bashar Tobia, general manager of Tam-O-Shanter Country Club.

He says news from the CDC gives him hope that they are moving in the right direction.

“This was great news for us as we got back to normal and slowly resumed our private business,” said Tobia.

He says they are still following local and state guidelines and waiting to see what Governor Gretchen Whitmer decides, but she hopes they can have more people at events in the coming weeks.

“Right now we’re waiting to hear from our governor’s office, and then we’ll be listening to guidelines from our Oakland County Department of Health from there.”

The CDC issued guidelines that those who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear a mask or physical distance, with certain exceptions. The Michigan Department of Health announced that it is reviewing the newly released guidelines. It’s a big step towards normalcy.

“With the new CDC guidelines, we are very confident that the club will continue to grow and do more business,” said Tobia.

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