Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer continues making national headlines over her response to coronavirus.
Whitmer has repeatedly extended Michigan’s state of emergency and the safer-at-home order, despite absent approval from the Michigan legislature. Following various protests and lawsuits from unhappy Michiganders, Whitmer relaxed portions of her shutdown in two regions based in Northern Michigan.
However, if Americans believed that Whitmer’s partial relaxation of the safer-at-home order marked an end to extensions, yesterday proved otherwise. On Friday, the Michigan governor extended the state’s lockdown to June 12, reports Breitbart News.
What to Know About Michigan’s Extended Lockdown
Governor Whitmer defended her decision to lengthen the safer-at-home order by professing that Michiganders are “not out of the woods” just yet. The governor also vocalized concerns about a second wave of coronavirus.
Yesterday marks the fifth time that Whitmer has chosen to extend the lockdown in Michigan. Barring the reopened areas in the Northern part of the state, Michiganders remain under orders to stay home.
The fifth extension of Whitmer’s lockdowns comes in spite of multiple lawsuits against her and state sheriffs openly refusing to enforce her directives.
We know that this year’s Memorial Day weekend will look a bit different than before, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the holiday weekend and honor those who died in military service while keeping our communities safe. pic.twitter.com/wgZHxyrj2V
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) May 22, 2020
Businesses given the OK to resume operations despite the statewide lockdown are expected to adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear masks. The Michigan governor also continues to spread the false narrative that reopening will engender “a second wave of infections and death.”
In even worse news for Michigan residents, their governor has stated that everyone is “safer at home” until a vaccine for coronavirus arrives. There is no promise that a vaccine for COVID-19 will arrive, though; in fact, prior ventures to create vaccines for other strains of coronavirus have ultimately failed.
What do you think about the latest extension of Michigan’s shutdown? Do you think Governor Whitmer will continue to relax portions of her safer-at-home order? Sound off in the comments section below!