Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer enacted a new lockdown order for Michigan amid surging cases of COVID-19 in her state.
Indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people and outdoor gatherings limited to 25 people beginning Nov. 18, according to Fox 10. The executive order will remain in effect until Dec. 9.
Michigan has reported a total of 251,813 cases of COVID-19 and 7,994 deaths. More than 44,000 Michiganders have tested positive for the virus in the past week, with 416 succumbing to the disease.
“We cannot control the fact we’re seeing a surge in cases; we can control how we combat our common enemy,” Whitmer said Sunday in a virtual press conference.
According to Whitmer’s order, high schools and universities must conduct all classes remotely.
“In the spring, we listened to public health experts, stomped the curve, and saved thousands of lives together. Now, we must channel that same energy and join forces again to protect our families,