Governor Whitmer announces loan aid, adopts decision to restart sport
Governor Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to address the state again on the battle against COVID-19. It comes with fans of theaters, gyms, bowling alleys, and youth sports waiting for the go-ahead statewide.
Governor Whitmer really wanted to focus on a $ 5 billion partnership with Huntington Bank, which will provide lending opportunities for businesses across the state as they manage the impact of COVID-19.
It was quickly clear once she got to the question part of the press conference, most Michiganders are worried about their hobby businesses and the competitions their children participate in.
“I know the Michiganders, me included, love the sport,” says Whitmer.
Even in the open areas of the Upper Peninsula and Traverse City, youth sports are still in limbo. The rest of the state can’t even go to a gym. The expectation was for Whitmer to give the green light to open next week in its press conference on Wednesday.
This does not happen.
“The more normal we can have, the better it is for all of us,” Whitmer says, “but it absolutely goes along with the number of COVID cases across the state and whether or not we are all masking ourselves.”
On Wednesday morning, Whitmer met with Dr Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Birx says successful sports projects rely on the people of the city.
“Communities are contributing to this change in behavior,” says Birx, “because communities want their football team to play.”
Everyone agrees Michigan is fine, Whitmer just wants to see more.
“I’m not going to be pushed, encouraged or tweeted into making a decision that isn’t backed by science,” Whitmer says.
When asked if bowling alleys, theaters and gymnasiums could reopen or if some youth sports could resume, Whitmer constantly reiterated that she was not making an announcement on Wednesday, but that there was some thing to come in the near future.