Gov. Whitmer shuts down rumors of martial law: 'That is false'

Posted at 5:24 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 17:24:07-04

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shut down rumors of martial law in Michigan amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the state and around the globe.

"I am not calling for martial law. That is a rumor and it is false," she said during a press conference on Friday afternoon. "It's dangerous for people to foment fear and put out bad information."

When asked about the possibility of a lock down or shelter in place, like several other states in the U.S., she said, "we are not there," but that she and state officials are monitoring what other states are doing and how it's working.

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