Michigan Gov. Whitmer Plans Precautions When Daughter Returns from College

November 16, 2020, 9:49 AM

Gretchen Whitmer on MSNBC

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will take precautions, like everyone should, when one of her children returns home from college. Her order on Sunday shuts college classes for at least three weeks.

"I have to be really smart about my daughter," a freshman, Whitmer said Monday morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program

Her older daughter, Sydney, got a Covid test Sunday and "she will get another one before she comes home and then I'm going to quarantine her, and she's going to get another one after five or six days."

"We all have a responsibility to keep our our family members safe and most colleges are stopping at the Thanksgiving break and going to virtual learning anyways," she said. 

Her comments came after host Mika Brzezinski suggested it might be a disaster with college students returning home and possibly passing on Covid to family members. "Isn't that the worst super spreader situation you could ever imagine?" Brzezinski asked. 

Whitmer has two teen children, Sydney and Sherry, from her first marriage.

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