With Covid cases spinning out control in Michigan and elsewhere around the country, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday she is "strongly considering" any action at her disposal to stop the spread, the Detroit Free Press reports.
The statement is the closest she has come to acknowledging she may issue a lockdown, a move likely to be strongly opposed by Republican lawmakers, who successfully pushed back with legal action after her first stay-home emergency order was issued March 23.
"This is the worst week of Covid we've ever had," Whitmer said at a news conference. "At this juncture, we are facing incredibly dire circumstances ... it may be necessary for us to take some quick action here.
"The most important thing that we want to convey today is that the trajectory we are on is dire and it is very serious."
The first shutdown order came 13 days after Michigan's March 10 presidential primary. Monday will be 13 days after the presidential election.