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Gov. Whitmer to gives update on state's response to COVID-19

Gretchen Whitmer
Posted at 1:23 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 15:46:11-04

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Whitmer, alongside Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, will provide an update Thursday regarding the state's response efforts to COVID-19.

WATCH LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE HERE AT 3 P.M.

In today's press conference, Governor Whitmer plans to outline a new Executive Order that creates the Michigan Workforce Development Board.

“Here in Michigan, the birthplace of the middle class, we must all work together to ensure paths to opportunity for everyone. This board will be vital in continuing our efforts to grow both our workforce and our economy,” said Governor Whitmer. “This group of leaders will be instrumental in bringing together efforts and partners from key industries to expand our workforce, economy and educational attainment efforts.”

“Preparing the State’s workforce for jobs of the future and making sure that Michigan wins on talent will be incredibly important as we work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to working with these key industry, labor and community leaders, utilizing their diverse perspectives as we build a stronger Michigan together,” said Jeff Donofrio, Director of the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.

There are now 5,372 deaths and 56,014 cases of coronavirus reported in Michigan, according to new numbers released by the state on Thursday.

33,168 have recovered from the virus, the state said.

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