Governor encourages mask usage, suggests school reopening threatened by COVID

In a press conference, the governor said rising numbers of COVID-19 infections places fall plans in peril.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday encouraged Michiganders to increase their mask usage and suggested there could be dire consequences if COVID-19 infection numbers continue to rise.

“We want to be in a position where we can get our kids back in schools in eight weeks,” said Whitmer “On the trajectory we’re on … it’s very much in question.”

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Whitmer released a school reopening plan just nine days ago.

Whitmer is also considering enforcement measures against those who refuse to wear masks. Executive orders require people to wear face masks anytime they are in a public, indoor space.

“We are reviewing that requirement, and considering whether or not we need to take this a step further to ensure compliance,” she said.

You can read more at MLive.