LANSING, Mich — Governor Gretchen Whitmer tweeted a video asking for solidarity and underlining the extreme shortages faced by medical professionals in Michigan.
"Right now we've got people fighting for their lives in our hospitals, families who are mourning loved ones, and we need assistance." The Governor said." We need more masks, and more gloves, and more gowns. We need the PPE right now. We are worried about making it through this weekend."
Whitmer recognized that even the highest levels of leadership are facing the pandemic, but asks that Michigan be recognized as a hot-spot right now. She then asked everyone to "lock [metephoric] arms and remember the enemy is COVID-19".
The governor has been calling on the White House for assistance with PPE for medical staff and first responders and recently made comments indicating schools may not be able to re-open this school year.
Southeast Michigan is seeing the most new cases of COVID-19 in the state as the US surpassed China in most positive cases in the world.