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Whitmer: Going back to work 'on the horizon'

Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer spent much of her Monday briefing on the coronavirus outbreak defending the extension of the stay at home order. Last week the Governor extended the stay-at-home order through the end of April. The move was called for by the state’s health officials, but harshly criticized by Republican leadership in the state legislature.

The Governor said, there will be steps taken soon to reopen the economy, but we need to continue to stay home.  

“We will get to a place where we can be with our friends and families again, where restaurants will open again, where we can go back to work safely again," Whitmer said. "We have a few tough days ahead of us. But those days where we can resume some normalcy. They are on the horizon.”

Protesters plan to flood Lansing on Wednesday to stage a protest from their cars. Governor Whitmer urged people to be careful, they can protest, but shouldn’t endanger first responders.

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