As COVID-19 cases rise in Michigan and around the country and seven states order lockdowns, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer may have a little choice but to follow suit.
In fact, MIRS news service reports that Whitmer will announce a stay-home order for the state at an 11 a.m. press conference Monday.
On Sunday, Ohio and Louisiana issue “shelter in place” orders for nonessential workers, joining New York, California, Illinois, Connecticut and New Jersey. Solo outdoor recreation such as walking, jogging, skating and cycling is allowed, as is grocery shopping.
On Sunday morning, she did the rounds on the TV news show, including Fox News, and defended her decision not to do a statewide lockdown, but hinted that could change.
“Trust me, we are continuing to determine what we need to do to keep people safe, and to keep our health systems from being overwhelmed,” Whitmer told Fox News host John Roberts.
On ABC’s “This Week,” she said: “We’re all building the airplane as we fly it right now. We’re doing the best that we can.”