Almost Every Area Of Michigan Life Is Impacted By Coronavirus, According to Lt. Governor Gilchrist

Apr 1, 2020

Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II
Credit State of Michigan / michigan.gov
Focusing on three key areas including education, small businesses, and volunteerism, Michigan's lieutenant governor, Garlin GIlchrist, has been working closely with the governor as the state grapples with the current health pandemic.  WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with the lieutenant governor about efforts on the state and federal level concerning the impacts of the health pandemic, including some personal stories about how it is affecting his young family.


Michigan lieutenant governor Garlin Gilchrist said the governor's office has been busy working on a comprehensive response to the coronavirus pandemic, impacting all aspects of life in the state right now.  

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist's daughter Ruby.
Credit Garlin Gilchrist / Facebook

He said the consequences of not following the governor's order to stay home and stay safe are not about breaking the law, but about possibly getting sick or infecting your loved ones. The lieutenant governor says if we stay home and stay safe now, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 and get back to normal sooner.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu