Michigan Gov. Whitmer holds coronavirus news briefing

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DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to address the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Whitmer, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Director Jeff Donofrio and President of the Michigan AFL-CIO Ron Bieber provided an update regarding the state’s response efforts on COVID-19.

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Last week, Gov. Whitmer announced an extension of the state’s stay-at-home order, now in effect through May 15. The new order lifted restrictions on certain business activity.

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Gov. Whitmer is expected to announce more details on the state’s reopening plan this week.

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