Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer shuts down state

13 day ago Michigan had zero cases of coronavirus. Today the state has 1,000 infected cases. 13 people have already died. So what is it that is going so wrong? Blame it on the slow spread of the virus in the state that made people casual about it.

Two weeks back, Governor Gretchen Whitmer had “recommended” people to take it slow and stop venturing out. However now, post the 13-day spike in cases, there is no soft talking now. Today Governor Whitmer has imposed a stay at home executive order at a press conference.

This brings Michigan to a sudden halt. A detailed list of Dos and Donts has been circulated along with strict directions to the offices that will choose to work from the premises.

In her statement, Governor Whitman states that the situation is already bad. By being out and socializing will only worsen and aggravate the coronavirus situation. She also informed that since as of now there is no cure or vaccine, the disease is not something to be taken lightly.

Here is a list of Dos and Dont’s that Governor Whitman has issued for the people to follow and adhere to.

People Can:

  • Go to the grocery store or pick up take-out food.
  • Go to the pharmacy to pick up a needed prescription.
  • Engage in outdoor activities like walking, hiking, running, biking.
  • Go to the hospital or secure any care necessary to address a medical emergency or to preserve their health or the health of a loved one.
  • Fill their car with gas.
  • Return to Michigan to a home or place of residence from outside the State.
  • Leave the State for a home or residence elsewhere.
  • Walk their pets and take them to the veterinarian for needed medical care.


People Can’t:

  • Leave the home to work unless the employer designates a resource as critical infrastructure worker.
  • Participate in any public gatherings.
  • Visit someone in the hospital, nursing home, or other residential care facilities (with limited exceptions).
  • Go to the mall or to restaurants.

Businesses that will stay open for in-person work, companies must ensure their safety and take aggressive steps to minimize the virus’s spread.

These companies will have to:

  • Promote remote work to the fullest extent possible.
  • Restrict the number of workers present in-person on the job.
  • Keep employees at least six feet from one another to the maximum extent possible and enabling social distancing for customers who are standing in line.
  • Any other social distancing practices and mitigation measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.