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Coronavirus USA: is Michigan going back to phase 3?

Local politicians feel that it’s “probably inevitable” that the entire state will need to regress to the “flattening phase” if residents don’t take efforts to reduce the growing spread of the virus.

Coronavirus USA: is Michigan going back to phase 3?
EMILY ELCONIN REUTERS

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer admitted this week that if the current trend of coronavirus cases continues to increase, the entire state will be moved back to phase three of her reopening plan, meaning parts of the economy that reopened within the last month would be shut down once again.

The chairman of the Michigan Economic Recovery Council Gerry Anderson isn’t ready to advise Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to move the state of Michigan back to phase 3 just yet which would see no gatherings, no in-person education, and limiting non-essential retail to curbside or delivery.

Anderson also admitted that it’s “probably inevitable” that the entire state will need to regress to the “flattening phase” if residents don’t take efforts to reduce the growing spread of Covid-19.

“Our hope is we can have moves related to people’s behaviors before we have to do things like regress economic activity further,” said Anderson, who is the Executive Chairman of DTE Energy. “I really believe this is in the personal realm and the social realm now.

“If we don’t make changes in those realms, you’re left with blunter tools, and you don’t want to get to the blunter tools.”