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Whitmer: Construction to resume next; considers longer emergency

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Posted at 5:18 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 05:18:28-04

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she will allow commercial and residential construction to restart in Michigan within a week or two.

She also is taking a “hard look” at whether to let industrial sectors reopen in the next phase of loosening her stay-at-home restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Democratic governor also said Monday she will ask the Republican-led Legislature to lengthen her emergency declaration by 28 days before it expires at the end of Thursday.

Michigan reported 92 additional deaths from COVID-19 and 432 more confirmed cases. Deaths surpassed 3,400; cases topped 38,000.