The coronavirus continues to spread across the United States and there are school closings, restaurant closings, and so many other businesses closed for several weeks to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

According to the Lansing State Journal, bars and restaurants must remain closed for two weeks longer than first ordered by Governor Whitmer.

On Saturday, Whitmer ordered bars, restaurants and other businesses remain closed through April 13 after her first executive order would have tentatively allowed restaurants and bars to reopen on March 30.

Whitmer said that COVID-19 has created an unprecedented challenge to our way of life as Michiganders. That's why we are making decisions based on science and facts to protect public health and keep people safe.

Governor Whitmer also said, I know changes will be hard, but they are temporary, and they are necessary to slow the spread of the virus and help save lives.

The most important things we can do right now is social distancing, washing our hands often and to follow the advice of the Centers for Disease Control.