Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is planning to extend the state’s stay-at-home order put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
“We will make an announcement tomorrow on all the different pieces of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order,” told Gretchen to Wood TV 8.
The order, which is currently in effect through April 13, “is going to be extended” and said her office would be making an announcement tomorrow.
Asked to confirm the report, Whitmer spokesperson Tiffany Brown said there will be an official update to the stay-at-home order during a Thursday press briefing.
It’s unclear how long the extension will be. The Michigan Legislature approved a 23-day extension of the state’s emergency declaration on Tuesday.
The stay-at-home order took effect March 24. Michiganders were told to stay home, unless their jobs are deemed essential or if they need to venture out for a life-sustaining reason, to help flatten the virus’ curve.
As of Wednesday April 8, Michigan now has 20,346 confirmed coronavirus cases and 959 deaths. It becomes the third state in the country to reach 20,000 confirmed cases