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'Big Gretch' trends on Twitter: social reaction to Michigan's '3-week pause' to stop spread of COVID-19

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Posted at 7:15 PM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 19:15:35-05
(WXYZ) —

Shortly after Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced new COVID-19 restrictions to help stop the spread of the virus across the state, "Big Gretch" was a trending Twitter topic.

Related: Whitmer announces '3-week pause' to include ending in-person dining, closing movie theatres & more

From people who applauded her efforts to those who are upset with the new restrictions or COVID-19 in general, there was plenty to be said on the social media platform Sunday evening.