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Michigan To Close High Schools, Colleges And Bars For 3 Weeks Due To COVID-19
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Michigan To Close High Schools, Colleges And Bars For 3 Weeks Due To COVID-19

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order, according to which all residential and non-residential gatherings were limited. Despite the dire state of the economy, another lockdown is needed to save the remaining Michigans.

“In the spring, we listened to public health experts, stomped the curve, and saved thousands of lives together. Now, we must channel that same energy and join forces again to protect our families, frontline workers and small businesses,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “Right now, there are thousands of cases a day and hundreds of deaths a week in Michigan, and the number is growing. If we don’t act now, thousands more will die, and our hospitals will continue to be overwhelmed. We can get through this together by listening to health experts once again and taking action right now to slow the spread of this deadly virus."

 

According to statistics on cases, more than 40 thousand people have been infected in the last week. More than 3 thousand people were hospitalized.

“Today’s order, which takes effect Wednesday, Nov. 18, is not a blanket stay-home action like in the spring. The order leaves open work that cannot be performed from home, including for manufacturing, construction and health occupations. Outdoor gatherings, outdoor dining and parks remain open. Individualized activities with distancing and face masks are still allowed: retail shopping; public transit; restaurant takeout; personal-care services such as haircuts, by appointment; and individualized exercise at a gym, with extra spacing between machines,” the press release says.

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

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Author: Usa Really