Videos by OutKick
In a Friday press conference, Michigan’s Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said it’s “everybody against COVID” when asking schools to voluntarily close for two weeks, but it appears that does not apply to her top aide Tricia Foster.
“We all have to step up our game for the next two weeks,” she said in the Friday press conference.
Youth sports may not be able to meet, schools may be closing after spring break and Whitmer is asking the federal government for extra assistance but that didn’t stop Foster from traveling to Florida for spring break.
Whitmer said high schools should shift to virtual learning, both school and non-school youth sports should be paused, people should choose outdoor dining or takeout instead of indoor seating, and they should avoid gathering with friends indoors to mitigate the rise in new cases.
Whitmer explained the situation in Michigan as less of a policy problem and more of a compliance and variant issue the state is facing.
“We’re making testing easier for spring break travelers with 56 pop-up sites statewide as part of a special testing program,” she said in the Friday news conference but the state’s chief medical executive said the public health system is overwhelmed with the increase in cases.
During the Friday news briefing, Whitmer went on to emphasize the importance of everyone needing to go “above and beyond the rules in place.”
Whitmer’s press secretary Bobby Leddy acknowledged that the screenshots were from Foster’s Facebook page, Breaking911 tweeted.
“We have to do this together. Lives depend on it, ” Whitmer said. “We’re going to have some tough weeks ahead. So I’m asking everyone — please, take this seriously.”