Gov. Whitmer extends state of emergency declaration through Oct. 27

Posted at 6:44 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 18:44:09-04
LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday the extension of the state's emergency declaration through Oct. 27 at 11:59 p.m.

The current declaration was set to expire on October 1.

“We have saved thousands of lives in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among our most vulnerable populations – people of color, seniors, and people with disabilities. Because we took swift action, the health of our families and our economy are faring better than our neighbors in other states,” said Governor Whitmer. “This emergency will end, and it is a matter of months. But we are not out of the woods yet. Right now, the federal government and all 50 states have been under some form of state of emergency. We must continue doing our part to fight this virus on behalf of our families, frontline workers, and our small businesses.”

Read the full emergency declaration here.