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Watch live: Whitmer to provide update on Michigan’s coronavirus response

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is expected to provide an update to Michigan’s response to COVID-19 at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Lansing.
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer is expected to provide an update to Michigan’s response to COVID-19 at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Lansing.

Whitmer is also expected to be joined by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun.

Watch the news conference here.

Governor Whitmer Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

The live stream will start at 2:55 p.m. and the press conference will begin at 3 p.m.

Posted by Michigan State Police on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Whitmer said Monday she wants to ban police use of chokeholds and make racially motivated 911 calls hate crimes.

Also on Monday, Whitmer and the Republican-controlled Legislature reached an agreement to balance the state 2020 budget after a sharp drop in state revenues resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

More: Whitmer strips name of slave owner Lewis Cass from state office building

Last Friday, Whitmer extended an order suspending evictions of residential renters for nonpayment until July 15, saying she intends to let it lapse after that date.

Also on Friday, she extended nursing home restrictions through July 24, though officials may gradually allow some visits “as circumstances permit.”

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