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LIVE AT 1:30: Whitmer to provide update on state's response to coronavirus

Gretchen Whitmer
Posted at 11:58 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 11:58:13-04

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will hold another press conference giving an update on the state's response to COVID-19 on Monday.


Whitmer will be joined by MDHHS Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun at the press conference.

The state's coronavirus numbers continue to trend downward. On Sunday, the state reported 11 deaths, the lowest daily total in months, and 638 cases.

On top of that, Detroit – one of the city's hardest hit by the virus – reported zero deaths for the first time since late March.

On Monday, autoworkers with the Big 3 began returning to work with safety measures.

We're also just 10 days away from the expiration of the latest stay-at-home order as Michigan is one of few remaining states left in lockdown.

On Friday, Whitmer announced the creation of the Return to Learning Advisory Council to formalize a process for how schools may be able to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.

The council will be comprised of students, parents, frontline educators, administrators and public health officials. They will provide the COVID-19 task force on education with recommendations on how to safely, equitably and efficiently return to school in the fall.

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