Gov. Gretchen Whitmer continues to praise the efforts of Michigan against Covid-19 after the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said the state needs to shut down again to flatten the curve.
“We have vaccines, we’ve got over 5.2 million shots in the arms this week, we’ve gotten over a million of those just in the last two weeks,” Whitmer said. “I mean, this is pretty remarkable what we’re doing on that front.”
Last week, Whitmer offers a series of recommendations to slow the spread that were not official requirements. Her recommendations involved closing high schools for two weeks, pausing youth or sports programs for two weeks, and encouraging restaurants to do takeout instead of dining in.
Gov. Whitmer said the surge last week came from a compliance issue and not a policy one.
“We still have some of the strictest, most strong protocols in the country,” she said.
The governor encourages Michiganders to get vaccinated as soon as they can and to continue follow the right protocols.