As Expected, Michigan Governor Announces 2 More Weeks of Quarantine – And 2 More Weeks of National News Circuit

As Expected, Michigan Governor Announces 2 More Weeks of Quarantine – And 2 More Weeks of National News Circuit

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Friday, 08 May 2020
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LANSING, Mich. – As expected, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended her Stay-At-Home executive order for yet another 2 weeks due to her team’s struggle with the coronavirus (COVID-19). In her announcement, she explained that we are only in the 3rd phase of a 6-phase process – suggesting that it will be a very long time before she fully reopens the economy. The 6th phase, which she calls “past pandemic” will “take some time”, according to Whitmer – presumably some time after the November presidential election.

This order is specifically directed toward small businesses in Michigan – because she is now allowing Democrat-leaning union workers to go back to work starting May 11. “Manufacturing is about 19% of our economy, and we’ve already got 4%-5%, which is essential,” Whitmer said. “This is truly good news for our state. This is an incremental step.”

Whitmer also divided the state into several color-coded territories based on the severity of COVID-19 cases. It was presumed that this map would be a guide to how the re-opening of the state might roll out. However, she gave no indication that this map meant anything for anytime soon.

It is expected that her next extension will happen shortly after she extends her state of emergency declaration for a third time at the end of this month– giving her unilateral control of the State of Michigan for an additional 30 days. The state legislature has filed a law suit questioning the legality of these declarations. When asked about them, Whitmer simply dismissed them.

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