Governor Whitmer provides update on COVID-19 response
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference Friday afternoon to discuss the latest developments in the state's COVID-19 response.
She quickly addressed the question on everyone's mind. She said it's too soon to say when the stay at home order, which expires April 30, will be lifted.
"We're not there yet. The rate of infection remains high, especially in certain parts of our state and the threat of a second spike that overloads our hospitals is still very real if we don't get this right," Whitmer said.
Whitmer said she will consider the coronavirus infection rate, the amount of testing being done and hospital capacity when making a decision about opening businesses.
She said there will be a gradual reopening, it won't be all at once.
Whitmer also launched a new website that is a mental health resource for Michiganders during the pandemic.