Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has a message for the plebeians of her state: “Let them eat staycations.”
Earlier this month, Whitmer was publicly warning Michiganders off of travel to other states, particularly the Sunshine State. As The Associated Press reported on April 3, Whitmer said “that a factor in Michigan’s surging COVID-19 cases is fewer people were infected earlier in the pandemic than in other states, and she expressed concern about spring break travel to Florida.”
“Florida and Michigan have reported the highest and second-highest number of cases of a more contagious variant that was first identified in the U.K. Michigan had the United States’ worst infection rate in the past two weeks,” the AP reported.
According to the AP, Whitmer “urged people returning from Florida [that they should] work from home and have their kids learn virtually for at least a week. She and health officials later recommended that people