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Whitmer announces no new restrictions, despite rising cases

Courtesy Governor Whitmer's Twitter

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says there will be no new COVID-19 restrictions....despite a spike in new coronavirus infections.

Speaking at a news conference this morning (FRI)…,Whitmer says she is asking for a pause on certain activities.

“I'm calling on high schools to voluntarily go remote for two weeks past spring break, calling on youth sports to voluntary suspend games and practices for two weeks," said Whitmer. "And I'm strongly encouraging all Michiganders, to avoid dining indoors and avoid gathering with friends indoors for two weeks.”

Whitmer says there will be some schools and residents that do not adhere to these policies. Because of that, the state health department will issue guidance strongly encouraging high schools that stick with in-person classes to enroll in the state's free, rapid COVID-19 testing program.

Also, the Biden Administration says it's going send federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and therapeutics – but there will be no increase in vaccine doses