COVID-19 Update 6/18/20

Below is an update on the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak as of 10:00 PM on 6/18/2020                      


“The aggressive measures we took at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have worked to flatten the curve, but there is still more to be done to prevent a second wave,” Governor Whitmer said. “We owe it to the heroes on the front lines to keep doing our part by wearing a mask when in public and practicing social distancing. Now is not the time to get complacent. We must continue to stay vigilant and flexible in order to reduce the chance of a second wave.”  

  • Yesterday, Governor Whitmer rolled up her sleeves and got to work at the famous Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit. She served coney dogs and learned how the restaurant was taking steps to protect both their workers and customers from COVID-19. 

  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced 225 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. This brings the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 to 60,618.


  • The Michigan National Guard will continue its partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan State Police State Emergency Operations Center, and local health departments to offer no-cost COVID-19 testing today, Friday, June 19, in Alpena, Baraga, Ogemaw, and Tawas counties. 

“As Michigan works to contain the spread of COVID-19 and lower the risk of a second wave, I encourage anyone near these testing sites with a need for testing, to get tested,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “I appreciate the hard work of these professionals from the Michigan National Guard, Department of Health and Human Services, and Michigan State Police to make this testing accessible, safe, and easy.”  



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