Watch: Gov. Whitmer reveals MI COVID Recovery Plan to jumpstart economy, end pandemic

Michigan under COVID-19 order through end of January

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a live discussion Tuesday to address Michigan’s economy and how to get back on track by defeating COVID-19.

Whitmer was joined by State Budget Director David Massaron and State Treasurer Rachel Eubanks.

The event was at 2 p.m. Tuesday. You can watch the full replay above.

Michigan announced 1,738 new cases of COVID-19 and 41 additional deaths Tuesday, bringing the state totals to 540,115 cases and 13,865 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

On Sunday, state officials confirmed the first case of the new COVID-19 variant had been found in Michigan. This new variant has been a major concern for officials in other states and countries because it appears to spread even more quickly.

The state is currently under an order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services through January, though some segments of the economy have reopened since the order was first announced in mid-November.

Restaurants are still closed for indoor dining, and entertainment venues aren’t allowed to serve food and drink concessions.

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