Whitmer may extend partial shutdown of schools, businesses

Posted at 4:09 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 16:09:24-05

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says her administration may extend portions of a three-week partial shutdown of schools and businesses next week because of the “sheer volume” of coronavirus cases around Michigan.

The Democratic governor said Thursday that no decision had been made, but that it would come down to ensuring that hospitals aren't overrun.

The state health department’s order closed high schools to in-person instruction, stopped organized sports, prohibited indoor restaurant dining, and closed various entertainment businesses like movie theaters and bowling alleys.