Covid cases overwhelm Michigan health system, Gov. Whitmer urges residents to stay home

  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urged residents to restrict activities as a surge in Covid-19 cases overwhelms the state’s public health system.
  • The governor asked high schools to suspend in-person classes, youth sports programs to pause in-person activities, and residents to avoid in-person dining for the next two weeks.
  • The state health department is tracking 991 Covid outbreaks across Michigan, Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said.

“To be very clear, these are not orders, mandates or requirements,” Whitmer said at a news conference Friday. “A year in, we all know what works and this has to be a team effort. We have to do this together. Lives depend on it.”


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