2 RESTAURANTS CLOSING

Jeff Schwander, Dan Van Dine, waitress Nichole Appel and Jim Knoll are shown at the Stable Inn in West Olive a few days prior to the latest temporary public health orders to ban indoor dining in Michigan's restaurants took effect.

LANSING — A judge on Friday declined to halt a three-week ban on indoor dining in Michigan that is one of the most recent coronavirus restrictions imposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration.

The state health department, meanwhile, reported a new daily high of confirmed COVID-19 cases, 9,779, and 53 additional deaths as the virus continued to spike.

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