Gov. Gretchen Whitmer plea to Michigan residents to limit gatherings at Thanksgiving
Written by Jesse Baroka on November 20, 2020
LANSING, Mich (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has repeated her plea to Michigan residents to limit gatherings at Thanksgiving and keep loved ones safe. Whitmer’s appeal Thursday came as the health department reported 7,500 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 134 deaths. Instead of joining the big-box crowds that come with Black Friday shopping, the governor is encouraging residents to shop at small local businesses. Whitmer administration’s latest strategy to reduce spread of the virus. In-person classes at high schools and colleges are also prohibited. Casinos, theaters and exercise classes are closed.