09/30/2020- Governor Gretchen Whitmer was in the Upper Peninsula Tuesday. She met with health officials in Houghton to try to understand why the coronavirus cases have gone up so quickly here in the U.P. In an interview with the Radio Results Network’s Jack Hall Tuesday morning, the governor called the increase in cases “alarming” but did not announce new restrictions for the region, which remains in Phase Five of the MiSafeStart plan.

There are many who believe that the goal has been achieved, and that Michigan, like Florida, should lift all restrictions. They believe that the governor keeps changing the goal, from “flattening the curve” to “preventing hospitals from being overrun” to a new goal of having a vaccine and eliminating positive tests altogether before lifting restrictions and “getting back to normal”. Whitmer’s response?

While in the UP, Whitmer also attended a deployment ceremony for the Michigan National Guard in Calumet.