Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced another coronavirus lockdown on Sunday night, issuing a string of directives related to businesses and activities.
Despite a long list of mask mandates, social distancing orders, and others relating to curtailing the spread of the virus dating back months, Whitmer doubled down as cases are on the rise.
The Detroit News reported:
The new policies will temporarily halt in-person instruction at high schools and colleges, dine-in service at restaurants and bars, and high school athletics as well as close some businesses, including movie theaters, bowling alleys and casinos.
The restrictions, imposed through a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) order, will take effect Wednesday, will be in place for three weeks and will end Dec. 8. Under the order, indoor residential gatherings will be limited to two households at any one time.
The MDHHS billed the action as a three-week “pause.”
Whitmer is shuttering in-person learning for high schoolers, arguing that population has the most contact with their peers. Amateur organized sports, including the current high school playoff seasons, are also “paused.”
Indoor dining at restaurants and bars is also banned in the new order. As are theaters, movie theaters, stadiums, arenas, bowling centers, ice skating rinks, indoor water parks, bingo halls, casinos, and arcades. Group fitness classes were also nixed.
The Republican-led legislature has largely been impotent amid Whitmer’s avalanche of orders.
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) said Sunday night that he was “disappointed” with Whitmer’s announcement.
“We are disappointed that Gov. Whitmer chose to go it alone, again. The Senate Republicans will continue working with our doctors and the medical community on ways we can combat this virus and are ready to work with the Governor when she decides to work as a team to fight this virus,” he said.
House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R) said, “The people of Michigan deserve a seat at the table when major decisions like these are made, and those decisions are made better and safer when they do,” according to WXYZ.
“As always, we stand ready to act in a bipartisan way when the governor decides it is worth her time. Until then, we are still reviewing the details of this order like everyone else.”
Me Here....Komrade Whitmer has been slapped down 3 time by the Michigan Supreme Court on crap like this. But it does stop her lawlessness in any way. She just passes the buck and lets her underline at DHSS do her dirty work!
And all the spineless GOP that owns both the House and Senate can say is "We are disappointed."
What is up with that crap?
We were told by Komrade Whitmer with the first lock down that by doing it the China Virus would end soon. That was last Spring Komrade! Now it is even worse. So nothing you have done has helped. It may have even made things much worse here in Michigan. So we are sick of your lies and more lies.
We know Komrade Whitmer is in love with tyrannical power. She loves to bully the citizens in Michigan.
It is time to give Komrade Whitmer the full taste of "Resist". Her side may have started it, but we will perfect it and throw it back in their faces many times more.
America is supposed to be "The land of the free. And the home of the brave". We are not sheep, Komrade. We will soon be much tougher to herd than cats! Get ready for it, Komrade!