New state website allows users to share experience during pandemic

Posted at 12:25 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 14:09:06-04

LANSING, Mich. — State lawmakers have put together a new website allowing people to share their stories about how they're dealing with the pandemic.

MI COVID STORY will work alongside the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The bi-partisan group asks questions of top government workers including the governor's cabinet and unemployment officials and serves as an oversight for decisions made by the administration during the pandemic.

“I have received thousands of calls and emails from people explaining how life has changed for them because of our state’s decision-making process as this crisis has unfolded,” said Representative Matt Hall, of Marshall. “Many legislators tell me the same, which shows the wide-reaching nature of these decisions from this administration. This website will allow us to listen to concerned citizens across Michigan, communicate those experiences and have their backs, which is representation at work in a time of emergency.”

Lawmakers want to hear about your personal problems that have been caused by executive orders issued by Governor Whitmer.

Once on the site, you can choose if your experience applies to essential versus non-essential business directives, unemployment, healthcare and more.

The committee will issue a report on the pandemic and how the state handled it, sometime this fall.