On November 15, Whitmer announced the state was regressing despite her draconian lockdowns of businesses such as restaurants, casinos, movie theaters, and bowling alleys. High school sports were also canceled.
On Monday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said families should not gather indoors, “and only two households may gather inside, with strict protocols recommended.”
Whitmer urged citizens to wear masks “consistently whenever they are inside with individuals not in their household, and are recommended to pick only a small group to see regularly.” Outdoor gatherings and outdoor dining are still permitted during the “pause” — that is, if you don’t mind weathering the predicted 23 degree cold this week in Lansing. Retail shopping, public transit, haircuts “by appointment,” and individualized gym exercise “are still allowed.” Thanks for those crumbs of freedom, Governor.
“Hope is on the horizon, but we need an additional 12 days to determine the full impact of the Thanksgiving holiday on our efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus,” she said, adding, “This is all about protecting our families and frontline workers until we eradicate this virus once and for all.”
No, it’s about politics, and controlling the populace.