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Watch: Whitmer gives COVID-19 town hall

The governor will answer questions about how the state is responding to the pandemic.

DETROIT — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun toke part in a virtual town hall about the state's response to COVID-19 on Thursday, April 2. T

The virtual town hall, produced and broadcasted by Detroit TV stations, can be viewed live on 13 ON YOUR SIDE both on air and online. Watch on our Facebook, YouTube and 13onyourside.com

The virtual town hall will be hosted by Detroit news anchors Carolyn Clifford with WXYZ, Huel Perkins with WJBK and Devin Scillian with WDIV.

During the town hall, Whitmer answered questions about how the state is responding to the coronavirus pandemic. 

As of Thursday, the positive COVID-19 case count in Michigan is over 10,700 and 417 people have died. 

You can watch the full video here:

 

Watch live: Whitmer's COVID-19 town hall

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Posted by 13 On Your Side on Thursday, April 2, 2020

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STATE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COVID-19

Patients with confirmed infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:  

  • Fever  
  • Cough  
  • Shortness of breath  

The best prevention for viruses, such as influenza, the common cold or COVID-19 is to:  

  • If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, call your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider, call the nearest hospital.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.     
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.    
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.    
  • If you are sick, stay home, and avoid contact with others.    
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting.  

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