Governor Gretchen Whitmer says Michigan remains in a better position than most other states when it comes to COVID-19, but the news still isn’t great. Speaking Tuesday, Whitmer said we’ve seen some places in Michigan become high risk as people stop social distancing.
“Our numbers are not as strong today as they were a couple of weeks ago, so we must keep up our guard,” Whitmer said. “Over the past week, we have seen some examples of what can happen when we drop our guard.”
She pointed to a bar in East Lansing where more than 100 cases of COVID were spread. Whitmer said incidents like that have to stop.
“After three months of hard work and real sacrifice to bend the curve and to protect families from this virus, we have seen preventable spread in areas across our state. We can’t let our guard down. We can, and we must,k get this under control now.”
Whitmer continued to ask everyone to wear a mask, saying it’s a show of respect to others. She thanked prominent Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence, for masking up. She also said everyone can celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend, but asked for social distancing.