Icky Gas Pump Handles Prompt Michigan Governor to Tighten Stay-At-Home Order

Icky Gas Pump Handles Prompt Michigan Governor to Tighten Stay-At-Home Order

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

After another round of the national television news circuit, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended her Stay-At-Home order for another 2 weeks – until April 15 – and has increased the number of things Michigan citizens are prohibited from doing, due to the COVID-19 virus. In addition to outlawing lawn maintenance and nursery garden sales, she is forbidding Michiganders from visiting their own 2nd homes – wherever in Michigan they may be. This has sparked outrage among many people who own such homes “Up North” because this is the time of year that these homes need to be attended to as we enter the spring and summer months.

In a town hall-style Q & A recently, Fox 2 Detroit asked Whitmer if a viewer could drive to her 2nd home to attend to its badly needed maintenance. Whitmer’s response:

“It’s not essential. and she shouldn’t go and by going she will have to stop to get gas and touch a gas pump – that can hold on to COVID germs for 72 hours. Stopping to grab a bite to eat is more travel that is unnecessary for life sustaining activity. And so I would tell her as I’ve told my own husband, it’s not permitted under the stay at home order. The grass will get unruly and we will tackle that when it’s safe to do it. But right now it’s not, and we need you to do your part and stay home.”

Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in Michigan that will last until the end of April. During this time, the governor has been given the powers to do whatever she wants without Legislative approval. It is expected that she will attempt to declare this state of emergency several more times leading up to the November elections.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer could not be reached for comment by press time.