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Governor Whitmer Update on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Michigan’s Response

Michigan Business Network
February 19, 2021 7:00 AM

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State task force urges new state policies to tackle root causes  of poverty, bring opportunity to more Michiganders

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 and the continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus and ramp up vaccinations throughout the state. During the press conference, the governor announced the new report released by the Michigan Poverty Task Force that outlines bold new initiatives, expanded state policies and a significant financial investment.  

The governor continued to urge bipartisanship to pass her MI COVID Recovery plan and her FY2022 budget recommendation so the state can ramp-up vaccination efforts and come out of the pandemic and economic downturn stronger than ever before. 

She was joined by Kim Trent Deputy Director of Prosperity for Michigan Labor and Economic Opportunity Department or LEO, Mike Larson, President of the Michigan Association of United Ways, and Dr. Dr. Farhan Bhatti.  

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: 

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