Michigan Gov. Whitmer concerned over spring break impact on COVID spread

Michigan is No. 2 state with most variants

Gov. Whitmer concerned over spring break impact on COVID spread

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – On Friday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Oakland County Commissioner Dave Coulter marked the opening of a new mass vaccination site in Pontiac.

At that event, Whitmer shared her reaction to the number of new COVID cases and weighed in on spring break travel. She said that Michigan does not have a COVID policy problem, that it has a compliance problem. People are flying into hot spots and flying back to Michigan with COVID.

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“No. 1 state with the most variants is Florida. The No. 2 state is Michigan right now. Anyone who lives here, there is a lot of travel back and forth and those are the numbers,” Whitmer said.

Whitmer said she’s very concerned about schools when spring break is over.

“It would be prudent for schools to consider keeping students virtual after spring break,” Whitmer said.

She said she is encouraging schools to be virtual, but not ordering them to be closed. No new restrictions are coming from the state. The focus is on getting people vaccinated.

READ: Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phases

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