Governor Whitmer Pays the U.P. a Visit

HANCOCK, Mich. – It is simple, wear your masks. That was the message Governor Gretchen Whitmer conveyed Tuesday.

The governor held a press conference in Hancock today after meeting with local health officials. The Upper Peninsula has experienced a spike in COVID cases with Houghton County being the hardest hit, having over 441 cases and 375 of those reported in just September.

This can be attributed to bars, off-campus activities at colleges and schools being started. All K-12 schools in Houghton County are now doing remote classes now through October 12. Additionally, both Michigan Tech and Finlandia University have limited gathering sizes due to outbreaks and have moved to remote learning.

“We’re all getting tired of masks.” Gov. Whitmer said in her press conference.

The governor knows the masks are comfortable but wants to be sure that Michiganders are doing everything they can to get through the pandemic.