DETROITT (FOX 2) – More guidance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is expected soon as COVID-19 numbers spike, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said.
“I think you’ll see something pop up today or tomorrow,” she said during a turkey giveaway on Tuesday.
It’s unclear what kind of guidance the state can provide regarding COVID.
On Friday, the MDHHS issued an advisory urging people to wear masks at indoor gatherings regardless of their vaccination status. That advisory also recommended that companies require employees and customers to wear face masks.
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However, there have been no new mask mandates from the state of late.
Whitmer did say on Tuesday that she doesn’t believe the state needs lockdowns like last year because the COVID-19 vaccine is now available.
She also expressed concern about the people gathering for the holidays.
“I’m concerned about the holidays. We have multiple generations of families coming together, some of whom will bring COVID into those events, and unfortunately some family members may get sick,” she said.
Doctors have urged people to get tested for COVID-19 before celebrations. They have also said to gather outside or wear masks inside if possible.
In 2020, the state introduced restrictions on gatherings, both indoors and outdoors, but such restrictions have not been in effect recently.