Watch: Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s full update (Jan. 6) on effort to slow spread of COVID-19

Michigan under MDHHS COVID-19 order until Jan. 15

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer provided an update Wednesday (Jan. 6) on the state’s effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

You can watch the full replay in the video posted above.

Michigan is currently under an order issued by the Department of Health and Human Services until Jan. 15. Under that order, certain segments of the economy, such as indoor dining at restaurants and serving concessions at entertainment venues, are banned.

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Whitmer said before Christmas that the state would “seriously consider” lifting restrictions early, but so far, the order has remained the same since revisions went into effect Dec. 21.

Whitmer was joined Wednesday by Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the chief medical executive of MDHHS.

On Wednesday, Michigan reported 4,326 new COVID-19 cases and 51 additional deaths, bringing the state totals to 508,736 confirmed cases and 12,918 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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