Governor Whitmer Announces Improvement in COVID-19 Testing

Governor Whitmer Announces Improvement in COVID-19 Testing

LANSING, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference on Monday to announce that Michigan is leading the country in testing.

Governor Whitmer said, "In just two weeks Michigan has gone from four thousand tests a day to fourteen thousand. Our goal is to test 450,000 Michiganders in the month of May." Whitmer's team is watching the data daily to determine when economic sectors can be added. Whitmer said that human behavior will be a factor in the rate of re-engagement.

Whitmer also talked about how the 4.6 billion dollar trust fund puts Michigan in a much stronger position than during the Great Recession.

Governor Whitmer reiterated, "Until there is a vaccine, social distancing is the best tool to prevent spread." Just because you don't feel sick doesn't mean that you are not a virus carrier. You can be tested to find out. To locate a test facility, go to www.mi.gov/coronavirustest.

Governor Whitmer also stated that Michigan's fatality rate is 3rd highest in the nation. 40% COVID-19 deaths are in African American and will continue to be studied.

A full video of the press conference can be found on the Facebook and Twitter pages of the Michigan State Police.






Additional Resources
READ ARTICLE

Tips on How You Can Prepare for Rising Temperatures

6/14/2022

LANSING - The heat index is expected to exceed 100 degrees t... [More]

READ ARTICLE

New Standards Bill introduced for Dogs Living Outside

3/4/2022

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - For a year now Bill HB 4784-86 has been sitting at... [More]

READ ARTICLE

Slavery To Freedom Event

3/3/2022

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN - This February, Marita Gilbert, Associate Dean of D... [More]

Meridian Weather