Gov. Whitmer provides update on COVID-19 response

During her press conference Wednesday afternoon, Governor Gretchen Whitmer provided an update on the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Whitmer says just two weeks into the pandemic pause, the sharp rise in COVID cases is slowing and the positivity rate is down slightly.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Officer for the MDHHS says in order to keep the numbers down, if you traveled for Thanksgiving you should be cautious.

"If you did gather or travel during Thanksgiving, you should really make sure you're trying to stay away from others as much as possible for 14 days after you traveled,” Dr. Khaldun said.

Dr. Kahldun said the first COVID vaccines could be in Michigan in the next few weeks.

They will go to front line health care workers and EMTs first, then to nursing home workers and residents.

They won’t be available to the general public for several months.

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