LANSING, Mich. – On the day that Michigan hospital systems banded together to put out the alert on the rise of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the cases and positivity rate are alarming.
“Unless we get our act together right now, we could be hitting our daily peak of deaths come Christmas,” Whitmer said.
Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan chief medical executive, urged people to “wear your mask over your mouth and nose every time. Do not gather or go out unless you absolutely must.”
No new restrictions were announced as of Thursday.
Whitmer criticized the state Legislature for not passing a mask mandate even though there is already one in place from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
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A spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said “Sen. Shirkey agrees with the governor that mask compliance is the issue when it comes to mask wearing. The Majority Leader believes the better way to achieve compliance is by encouraging and educating people."
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