Gov Whitmer Press Conference April 6, 2020

Whitmer Extends State of Emergency

Governor Whitmer extended the State of Emergency for Michiganders until October 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM. She also extended four executive orders pertaining to e-notaries and e-signatures, restrictions on the entry of individuals into health care facilities, protections for inmate populations, and safety measures for workers and customers at grocery stores.

Whitmer cited the need for these extensions to protect the lives of vulnerable populations. Michigan was once among the states hit hardest by COVID-19, but cases have now plateaued at a level well below the national average.

“This emergency will end, and it is a matter of months. But we are not out of the woods yet. Right now, the federal government and all 50 states have been under some form of state of emergency. We must continue doing our part to fight this virus on behalf of our families, frontline workers, and our small businesses, ” said Whitmer.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand