Governor Whitmer apologizes for violating guidelines her administration set over the weekend
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is apologizing for violating social distancing guidelines her administration set to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Over the weekend, a photo made the rounds on social media showing Whitmer sitting with a group of about a dozen people not wearing masks at an East Lansing bar.
Michigan requires restaurants to have no more than half-a-dozen people at tables six feet apart.
The governor said in a statement that those with her at the bar were all vaccinated and pushed several tables together without thinking about it.
Whitmer says she’s committed to following public health guidelines but is, quote, “human” and made a mistake.
The incident gives more ammunition to critics who charge Whitmer’s ignoring her own COVID restrictions.
The governor recently flew to Florida to see her ailing father, and several of her aids traveled south while COVID cases were surging in Michigan.