Governor Whitmer extended our state of emergency in Michigan due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuesday the Governor said she was extending the state of emergency until August 11th.

I can imagine that is not an easy situation, but in Michigan COVID-19 has taken the lives of more than six thousand people. The Governor said in a statement that,

COVID-19 has now killed more than 6,000 people in Michigan. That’s more than 6,000 of our parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors. And the rising numbers we’ve seen over the past few weeks prove that this virus is still a very real threat in our state.

Today, I signed new emergency and disaster declarations using independent sources of statutory authority to continue saving lives and ensure that the brave men and women on the front lines of this crisis have the tools they need.

COVID-19 still poses a threat to our families and friends and the Governor felt it was crucial to take swift action to save lives. She urged the residents of Michigan to continue to do all they can to help stop the spread of this virus. Keep wearing masks and practice social distancing. The Governor said we will get through this when we work together.

The state of emergency was set to expire on the 16th, but now goes until August 11th. In the meantime, wash your hands regularly and stop touching your face. Also practice social distancing and assume that anyone could be carrying the virus.

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