Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Michigan as two cases of Coronavirus were confirmed on Tuesday.

The two cases have both been confirmed with COVID-19, which means that there are more likely confirmations to come. One of the people confirmed is a woman from Oakland County who traveled outside of the US. The other confirmed person is a man from Wayne County who traveled inside the US.

Governor Whitmer gave a press conference to explain what exactly is going on, and what Michigan is doing to combat the outbreak.

We are taking every step we can to mitigate the spread of the virus and keep Michiganders safer. I have declared a state of emergency to harness all of our resources across state government to slow the spread of the virus and protect families. It’s crucial that all Michiganders continue to take preventative measures to lower their risk, and to share this information with their friends, family, and co-workers

Most all health officials are saying that following the guidelines set out by the CDC to help slow down the spread of Coronavirus.

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, scrubbing all parts, including under your nails.
  • If using hand sanitizer, make sure it is at least 60% alcohol.
  • Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • If you are sick, get tested and avoid direct contact with people

Obviously there is no fail safe way to avoid getting sick, but following those guidelines will help reduce your risk.

The main thing to keep in mind is that things will most likely get worse before they get better when it comes to Coronavirus in Michigan.