Video: Whitmer holds 2nd COVID-19 town hall

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DETROIT (WOOD) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday held a second virtual town hall about the state’s response to COVID-19, saying she anticipated needing to extend the stay-at-home order for longer than April 13.

Whitmer and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s chief medical executive, said they did not expect to institute a statewide curfew.

==Watch the full town hall above.==

The town hall, which was produced and broadcast by both commercial and public TV stations in the Detroit market, was hosted by anchors Carolyn Clifford with WXYZ, Huel Perkins with WJBK and Devin Scillian with WDIV-TV. Whitmer answered citizens’ questions about how the state is responding to COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday’s town hall comes after the governor joined WOOD TV8 for a similar virtual town hall last week. Her primary message was that the stay-at-home order she issued is not optional and following it is the best thing Michiganders can do to put a stranglehold on coronavirus.

Thursday night’s virtual town hall is expected to further touch on Whitmer’s order for Michigan’s K-12 schools to remain closed and face-to-face learning to be suspended for the rest of the school year.

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