Gov. Whitmer Declares State of Emergency After First Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in MI

Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency in response to two case of coronavirus in the State of Michigan. A Wayne County resident is currently under isolation with a confirmed case of coronavirus, and officials are working to identify anyone who came in close contact with him. Another confirmed case in Oakland county is being monitored in a similar manner. Both coronavirus patients had a history of travel, one domestically and one internationally.

The Governor and  public health officers are recommending that residents continue to practice prevention measures to slow the spread of coronavirus. You can take simple measures to prepare your household such as creating a plan for extended absences from work or school, practicing good personal health habits,  planning to use a separate room or bathroom for members of your family who become sick, and calling the doctor’s office first before going in for treatment.

It is wise to review travel advisories from the federal government when planning personal and business travel. More accurate information about how to respond to the coronavirus is available at

 Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand