Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2021
Media Contact: Press@Michigan.gov
PHOTOS: Update on the COVID-19 Vaccinations and Variants,
Additional Testing and Reengagements
Testing increased for high school athletics, stadiums to 20% capacity
LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun provided an update regarding COVID-19 vaccines and variants and announced new steps for high school athletes to safely compete and increased capacity at outdoor stadiums.
The Governor praised progress on vaccinations and urged Michiganders to keep doing their part by wearing masks, washing their hands, social distancing, and getting vaccinated as soon as they are eligible. All Michiganders ages 16 and up will be eligible to get the safe COVID vaccine on April 5th. The Governor also urged the Legislature to fully allocate billions in federal dollars sent to Michigan last December and more recently by President Biden's American Rescue Plan. Both Dr. Khaldun and the Governor reiterated that while we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, we are still in the tunnel, and the only out is forward and together.
To view the PowerPoint presentation that the governor used during today's press conference, click the link below:
See below for photos from today's press conference: