Gov. Whitmer to Speak Today As Michigan’s Three-Week Pause Continues
UPDATE: In her address this afternoon (12/1), Governor Whitmer was unable to provide an update about any decision to end, or continue Michigan's current three-week pause which has halted indoor dining and in-person learning for Michigan's high school and college students.
The governor also discouraged restaurants from breaking the law and defying the orders set forth by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Serivces.
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer is expected to address the state of Michigan today and provide an update on Michigan's three-week pause which began on November 18.
You can click here to watch the governor's address. She will be joined by Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, who is the chief medical executive of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
We'll update this story with any new details as they develop.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued the emergency order that put a three-week pause on indoor dining, gatherings, entertainment, sporting venues, colleges, universities, and some Michigan schools.
The order, which began at 12:01 am on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, also limits indoor gatherings at residential homes to no more than 10 people from a maximum of two households.
The order allows for food takeout and outdoor dining where no more than six people are gathered per table and tables are spaced six feet apart. Hair salons will remain open and shopping is permitted as long as masks are worn and social distancing guidelines are followed.
Colleges and universities are prohibiting in-person learning and extracurricular activities. High school students in grades 9-12 have since converted to online learning, while students in lower grades are still permitted to participate in in-person instruction. Sports and extracurricular activities are also prohibited.