(WXYZ) — President Trump took to Twitter Tuesday morning calling for Governor Gretchen Whitmer to "be more much more proactive" in her response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Failing Michigan Governor must work harder and be much more proactive. We are pushing her to get the job done. I stand with Michigan!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2020
On MSNBC Tuesday morning, the governor critiqued the Trump administration's response to the pandemic and urged the federal government to provide more support. Whitmer said the federal government "hasn't been prepared" for the pandemic and that they are instead using "every tool in the toolbox" to create safe and economic policies in the state of Michigan.
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Whitmer responded to Trump's tweet with her own thread, laying out everything she has done in the state so far.
3/3: Created COVID-19 task forces— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) March 17, 2020
3/6: Ensured Medicaid waiver for copays & cost sharing for testing
3/10: Declared a State of Emergency
3/11: Recommended mitigation strategies
3/12: Expanded access to telemedicine
3/12: Closed all K-12 schools
3/13: Prohibited large gatherings 250+— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) March 17, 2020
3/13: Restricted entry into care facilities & juvenile justice facilities
3/14: Enhanced restrictions on price gouging
3/16: Closed places of public accommodation
3/16: Prohibited large gatherings 50+
3/16: Expanded unemployment benefits
3/16: Lifted road weight restrictions— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) March 17, 2020
The latest information is available at https://t.co/m2sOFDoo30.
For those who have questions about the state’s actions to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, please call our COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-535-6136 between 8AM - 5PM daily.
Schools, restaurants, bars, gyms, spas and other public space have been ordered to close temporarily. Whitmer even signed an executive order reducing the number of people allowed at assemblages and events to 50.
As of March 17, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Michigan sits at 54.
View the break down of cases by county here.