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Judge upholds Gov. Whitmer's order to keep theaters closed

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Jul 16, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — The U.S. District Court upheld Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive order Thursday, keeping movie theaters closed.

The court cited higher coronavirus risks during inside gatherings saying, "It takes only a moment of rational speculation to discover conceivable support for the continued closure of indoor movie theaters."

Whitmer responded in a statement saying, “Today, the court concluded what we already know: that we must continue taking aggressive action against COVID-19, including limiting large gatherings, to protect Michigan families and save lives."

“COVID-19 is still a very real threat in Michigan, and the brave men and women on the front lines of this crisis are counting on us all to do our part. That means wearing a mask while in public, practicing safe physical distancing, and staying away from large social gatherings," She said.

"I will continue doing everything in my power to protect our families and frontline workers from this virus.”