Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's full Jan. 13, 2021, COVID-19 briefing

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, THANK YOU >> GOOD AFTERNOON, THANK YOU FOR PAYING ATTENTION AND FOR PAYING ATTENTION AND LISTENING IN AND WATCHING LISTENING IN AND WATCHING WE APPRECIATE IT WE APPRECIATE IT TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13TH JANUARY 13TH I AM JOINED TODAY BY DR. JONEIGH I AM JOINED TODAY BY DR. JONEIGH KHALDUN OUR CHIEF MEDICAL KHALDUN OUR CHIEF MEDICAL EXECUTIVE AND DHHS ROBERT GORDON EXECUTIVE AND DHHS ROBERT GORDON AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER TRISH FOSTER TRISH FOSTER THEY’LL ALL BE ADDRESSING THEY’LL ALL BE ADDRESSING VARIOUS ASPECTS TO NEXT STEPS VARIOUS ASPECTS TO NEXT STEPS HERE IN MICHIGAN AND WHAT WE ARE HERE IN MICHIGAN AND WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN TERMS OF VIRUS SPREAD SEEING IN TERMS OF VIRUS SPREAD AND VACCINATION ADMINISTRATION AND VACCINATION ADMINISTRATION THIS WEEK AFTER I LEAD A GROUP THIS WEEK AFTER I LEAD A GROUP OF 9 GOVERNORS FROM CALIFORNIA OF 9 GOVERNORS FROM CALIFORNIA TO NEW YORK AND MANY STATES IN TO NEW YORK AND MANY STATES IN BETWEEN; WE REQUESTED THAT THE BETWEEN; WE REQUESTED THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RELEASE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RELEASE THE MILLIONS OF DOSES OF THE MILLIONS OF DOSES OF THE VACCINES THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY VACCINES THAT THEY ARE CURRENTLY HOLDING BACK, AND I AM PLEASED HOLDING BACK, AND I AM PLEASED TO REPORT THAT THEY HAVE GRANTED TO REPORT THAT THEY HAVE GRANTED OUR REQUEST OUR REQUEST THAT’S GOOD NEWS THAT’S GOOD NEWS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ALSO ANNOUNCED HUMAN SERVICES ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT THIS IS THE U.S. DEPARTMENT THAT THIS IS THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES WILL FOLLOW MICHIGAN’S LEADS AND WILL FOLLOW MICHIGAN’S LEADS AND VACCINATE AMERICANS 65 AND UP VACCINATE AMERICANS 65 AND UP AS YOU RECALL WE STARTED THAT AS YOU RECALL WE STARTED THAT POLICY AND NOW THE FEDS HAVE POLICY AND NOW THE FEDS HAVE EMBRACED IT AND THAT’S GOOD NEWS EMBRACED IT AND THAT’S GOOD NEWS AS WELL AS WELL MICHIGAN HAS BEEN A NATIONAL MICHIGAN HAS BEEN A NATIONAL LEADER IN FIGHTING COVID-19 LEADER IN FIGHTING COVID-19 LEADING THIS GROUP OF 9 LEADING THIS GROUP OF 9 GOVERNORS IS ONE EXAMPLE, GOVERNORS IS ONE EXAMPLE, SHOWING THE U.S. FEDERAL SHOWING THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT IT’S TIME TO GOVERNMENT THAT IT’S TIME TO MOVE INTO THIS NEXT SEGMENT IS MOVE INTO THIS NEXT SEGMENT IS ANOTHER ANOTHER WE HAVE DEVELOPED A STRATEGY TO WE HAVE DEVELOPED A STRATEGY TO ACCELERATE VACCINES IN MICHIGAN ACCELERATE VACCINES IN MICHIGAN WE HAD TO LEAD BECAUSE THE FEDS WE HAD TO LEAD BECAUSE THE FEDS FAIL TO DO DEVELOP A NATIONAL FAIL TO DO DEVELOP A NATIONAL STRATEGY STRATEGY EARLY ON IT WAS A FAILURE AROUND EARLY ON IT WAS A FAILURE AROUND A NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR PPE, THE A NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR PPE, THE MASKS AND GLOVES, TO A FAILURE MASKS AND GLOVES, TO A FAILURE TO DEVELOP A NATIONAL STRATEGY TO DEVELOP A NATIONAL STRATEGY AROUND TESTING AND NOW WE’RE AROUND TESTING AND NOW WE’RE SEEING THE SAME THING SEEING THE SAME THING UNFORTUNATELY WITH REGARD TO UNFORTUNATELY WITH REGARD TO VACCINE DISTRIBUTION VACCINE DISTRIBUTION WE ARE FACING A NEW BUT WELCOMED WE ARE FACING A NEW BUT WELCOMED CHALLENGE AND THAT IS INCREASED CHALLENGE AND THAT IS INCREASED DEMAND FOR THE VACCINE AND DEMAND FOR THE VACCINE AND THAT’S WHY WE’RE WORKING SO HARD THAT’S WHY WE’RE WORKING SO HARD TO GET MORE TKOEGSDOSES TO GET MORE TKOEGSDOSES TO GET MORE SHOTS IN ARMS WE TO GET MORE SHOTS IN ARMS WE NEED HHS’S HELP NEED HHS’S HELP SO THE MOST RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT SO THE MOST RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT WILL CERTAINLY HELP US DO MORE WILL CERTAINLY HELP US DO MORE MANY BUT WE WOULD BE EVEN MORE MANY BUT WE WOULD BE EVEN MORE HELPED, WE WOULD BE IN A HELPED, WE WOULD BE IN A STRONGER POSITION, IF THEY ALSO STRONGER POSITION, IF THEY ALSO ALLOWED US TO PURCHASE, MICHIGAN ALLOWED US TO PURCHASE, MICHIGAN TO DIRECTLY PURCHASE, MORE TO DIRECTLY PURCHASE, MORE VACCINEES VACCINEES THAT WAS THE LETTER THAT I THAT WAS THE LETTER THAT I REQUESTED OF THE TRUMP REQUESTED OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION YESTERDAY OR ADMINISTRATION YESTERDAY OR EARLIER THIS WEEK EARLIER THIS WEEK I ALSO URGE THE TRUMP I ALSO URGE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO ACTUALLY ADMINISTRATION TO ACTUALLY PURCHASE VACCINES THAT HAVE BEEN PURCHASE VACCINES THAT HAVE BEEN ALLOTTED FOR THE UNITED STATES ALLOTTED FOR THE UNITED STATES THAT IS AN UNANSWERED QUESTION THAT IS AN UNANSWERED QUESTION THAT WE’VE BEEN POSING FOR THAT WE’VE BEEN POSING FOR WEEKS WEEKS WE WANT TO KNOW THAT THE WE WANT TO KNOW THAT THE UNITED STATES IS ACTUALLY UNITED STATES IS ACTUALLY PURCHASED THESE VACCINES PURCHASED THESE VACCINES THIS IS CRITICAL FOR OUR THIS IS CRITICAL FOR OUR PLANNING PURPOSES AND OUR PLANNING PURPOSES AND OUR ABILITY TO GET SHOTS IN ARMS ABILITY TO GET SHOTS IN ARMS WE HAVE COMMUNITY PARTNERS, WE HAVE COMMUNITY PARTNERS, LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND HOGS SYSTEMS, PHARMACIES, ALL HOGS SYSTEMS, PHARMACIES, ALL ARE READY TO RAMP UP ARE READY TO RAMP UP ADMINISTRATORS AND MEET OUR GOAL ADMINISTRATORS AND MEET OUR GOAL 50,000 SHOTS PER DAY 50,000 SHOTS PER DAY WE AWAIT DETAILS AS TO THE WE AWAIT DETAILS AS TO THE TIMING OF DELIVERY AND WE STAND TIMING OF DELIVERY AND WE STAND READY TO SUPPORT OUR REGISTERED READY TO SUPPORT OUR REGISTERED PROVIDERS WITH SUPPORT FROM THE PROVIDERS WITH SUPPORT FROM THE MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARD AND MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARD AND PHARMACY STAFF AS WELL AZTEC CAL PHARMACY STAFF AS WELL AZTEC CAL SUPPORT TO EX PA INDICT THE SUPPORT TO EX PA INDICT THE PROCESS PROCESS THE STATE HAS CHOSEN MEYER AS A THE STATE HAS CHOSEN MEYER AS A PHARMACY PARTNER TO HELP US PHARMACY PARTNER TO HELP US ADMINISTER THE VACCINEES ADMINISTER THE VACCINEES THEY HAVE 120 PHARMACIES ACROSS THEY HAVE 120 PHARMACIES ACROSS THE STATE AND THEY’LL HELP US THE STATE AND THEY’LL HELP US GET CLOSER TO THE GOAL GET CLOSER TO THE GOAL MY ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED 0 ON MY ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED 0 ON WEDNESDAY THAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT WEDNESDAY THAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT ASH INNOCENCE AGENCY HAVE GIVEN ASH INNOCENCE AGENCY HAVE GIVEN $300 WEEKLY PAYMENTS TO 365,000 $300 WEEKLY PAYMENTS TO 365,000 CLAY PHAPBTS CLAY PHAPBTS THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR WORKERS THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR WORKERS ACROSS THE STATE THAT HAVE LOST ACROSS THE STATE THAT HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS AND HELP PEOPLE PUT THEIR JOBS AND HELP PEOPLE PUT FOOD ON TABLE FOR THEMSELVES AND FOOD ON TABLE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES THEIR FAMILIES IT WILL HELP THEM PAY RENT AND IT WILL HELP THEM PAY RENT AND UTILITY BILLS AND BUY WARM UTILITY BILLS AND BUY WARM CLOTHES TO GET THROUGH THE CLOTHES TO GET THROUGH THE MICHIGAN WINTER MICHIGAN WINTER BUT THERE IS WITH OUT QUESTION BUT THERE IS WITH OUT QUESTION MORE WORK TO DO MORE WORK TO DO LAST MONTH I CALLED ON FEDERAL LAST MONTH I CALLED ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PASS A RELIEF BILL GOVERNMENT TO PASS A RELIEF BILL THAT INCLUDED THE $2,000 THAT INCLUDED THE $2,000 STIMULUS CHECKS FOR AMERICANS STIMULUS CHECKS FOR AMERICANS WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO GET BY WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO GET BY I STILL BELIEVE THAT THAT IS I STILL BELIEVE THAT THAT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY AND I’M ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY AND I’M STILL HOPEFUL THAT THEY WILL STILL HOPEFUL THAT THEY WILL WORK TOGETHER TO GET IT DONE FOR WORK TOGETHER TO GET IT DONE FOR MICHIGANDERS AND AMERICANS MICHIGANDERS AND AMERICANS EVERYWHERE WHO ARE STRUGGLING EVERYWHERE WHO ARE STRUGGLING AND WORRIED ABOUT KEEPING A ROOF AND WORRIED ABOUT KEEPING A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS OVER THEIR HEADS HOPEFUL THAT THE LEGISLATURE HOPEFUL THAT THE LEGISLATURE WILL VOTE TO PERMANENTLY EXPAND WILL VOTE TO PERMANENTLY EXPAND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR MICHIGANDERS AS I HAVE CALLED ON MICHIGANDERS AS I HAVE CALLED ON THEM TO DO MANY TIMES BEFORE

THEM TO DO MANY TIMES BEFORE I’M ALSO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE I’M ALSO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE GRANT FOR EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE GRANT FOR THOSE WHOSE EMPLOYMENT AT THOSE WHOSE EMPLOYMENT AT ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATIONAL VENUES AND RESTAURANTS THAT WERE VENUES AND RESTAURANTS THAT WERE IMPACTED IMPACTED THIS PUTS DOLLARS IN THE POCKETS THIS PUTS DOLLARS IN THE POCKETS OF MICHIGANDERS WHO WORK IN OF MICHIGANDERS WHO WORK IN HOSPITALITY AND ENTERTAINMENT, HOSPITALITY AND ENTERTAINMENT, RECREATION, ACCOMMODATION AND RECREATION, ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD SERVICE SECTORS AS WELL AS FOOD SERVICE SECTORS AS WELL AS THE GYM AND FITNESS SECTORS THE GYM AND FITNESS SECTORS THESE MICHIGANDERS HAVE MADE THESE MICHIGANDERS HAVE MADE GREAT SACRIFICES AND CONTINUE TO GREAT SACRIFICES AND CONTINUE TO MAKE GREAT SACRIFICES AS WE MAKE GREAT SACRIFICES AS WE FIGHT COVID-19 FIGHT COVID-19 THIS WILL OFFSET SOME OF THE THIS WILL OFFSET SOME OF THE FINANCIAL LOSS THROUGH FURLOUGH, FINANCIAL LOSS THROUGH FURLOUGH, LAYOFF OR JOB LOSS OR REDUCTION LAYOFF OR JOB LOSS OR REDUCTION OF HOURS BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS OF HOURS BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS CAN APPLY ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS CAN APPLY FOR ONE TIME GRANTS OF UP TO FOR ONE TIME GRANTS OF UP TO $1,650 $1,650 THERE IS A 10 DAY WINDOW TO THERE IS A 10 DAY WINDOW TO APPLY FROM JANUARY ARE 15-25TH APPLY FROM JANUARY ARE 15-25TH SO PLEASE DON’T WAIT TO APPLY SO PLEASE DON’T WAIT TO APPLY FOR GRANT PROGRAM FOR GRANT PROGRAM IT OPENS UP ON FRIDAY IT OPENS UP ON FRIDAY FOR DETAILS REGARDING THE FOR DETAILS REGARDING THE APPLICATION PROCESS, GO TO APPLICATION PROCESS, GO TO WWW.MRLAEF.ORG/MONEY WWW.MRLAEF.ORG/MONEY APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED THROUGH FEBRUARY AND PAYMENTS THROUGH FEBRUARY AND PAYMENTS WILL BE ISSUED IN MARCH WILL BE ISSUED IN MARCH THESE DOLLARS COME FROM MY THESE DOLLARS COME FROM MY STIMULUS PLAN THAT I ANNOUNCED STIMULUS PLAN THAT I ANNOUNCED IN NOVEMBER IN NOVEMBER JUST AS THE STATE AND STATES ALL JUST AS THE STATE AND STATES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY NEED ACROSS THE COUNTRY NEED RESOURCES AND VACCINES, IT IS RESOURCES AND VACCINES, IT IS CLEAR THAT ADDITIONAL RELIEF AND CLEAR THAT ADDITIONAL RELIEF AND RESOURCES ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED RESOURCES ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED FOR SMALL BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT THE STATE THE STATE TOMORROW THE MICHIGAN STRATEGIC TOMORROW THE MICHIGAN STRATEGIC FUND BOARD WILL HOLD A SPECIAL FUND BOARD WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING TO CONSIDER THE MEETING TO CONSIDER THE AUTHORIZATION OF $58.5 MILLION AUTHORIZATION OF $58.5 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR SMALL IN ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO HELP THEM KEEP BUSINESSES TO HELP THEM KEEP THEIR LIGHTS ON, PAY THEIR THEIR LIGHTS ON, PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES AND IN IT SOME CASES EMPLOYEES AND IN IT SOME CASES PREPARE TO REOPEN WHEN THE TIME PREPARE TO REOPEN WHEN THE TIME COMES COMES THIS WILL INCLUDE $55 MILLION THIS WILL INCLUDE $55 MILLION FOR MICHIGAN SMALL BUSINESS FOR MICHIGAN SMALL BUSINESS SURVIVAL GRANT PROGRAM, WORKING SURVIVAL GRANT PROGRAM, WORKING WITH 15 REGIONAL ECONOMIC WITH 15 REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE STATE TO HELP ADMINISTER THE STATE TO HELP ADMINISTER THOSE GRANTS THOSE GRANTS IT WILL ALSO INCLUDE IT WILL ALSO INCLUDE $3.5 MILLION FOR THE MICHIGAN $3.5 MILLION FOR THE MICHIGAN STAGES SURVIVAL GRANT PROGRAM STAGES SURVIVAL GRANT PROGRAM WORKING WITH THE MICHIGAN WORKING WITH THE MICHIGAN INDEPENDENT VENUE AND PROMOTERS INDEPENDENT VENUE AND PROMOTERS ASSOCIATION TO ADMINISTER THAT ASSOCIATION TO ADMINISTER THAT PROGRAM PROGRAM THIS SUPPORT IS PART OF THE THIS SUPPORT IS PART OF THE BIPARTISAN STIMULUS PACKAGE I BIPARTISAN STIMULUS PACKAGE I SIGNED INTO LAW LAST MONTH SIGNED INTO LAW LAST MONTH WHICH I PROPOSED TO THE WHICH I PROPOSED TO THE LEGISLATURE IN NOVEMBER TO LEGISLATURE IN NOVEMBER TO PROVIDE THE DESPERATELY NEEDED PROVIDE THE DESPERATELY NEEDED RELIEF TO OUR STATE’S SMALL RELIEF TO OUR STATE’S SMALL BUSINESSES BUSINESSES RELIEF THAT THEY NEED RIGHT NOW RELIEF THAT THEY NEED RIGHT NOW MDEC WILL BE PROVIDING DETAILS MDEC WILL BE PROVIDING DETAILS ON HOW TO APPLY FOR BOTH THESE ON HOW TO APPLY FOR BOTH THESE PROGRAMS TOMORROW FOLLOWING THE PROGRAMS TOMORROW FOLLOWING THE MICHIGAN STRATEGIC FUND BOARD MICHIGAN STRATEGIC FUND BOARD ACTION ACTION WE ALREADY HELPED GET MORE THAN WE ALREADY HELPED GET MORE THAN $180 MILLION INTO THE HANDS OF $180 MILLION INTO THE HANDS OF SMALL BUSINESSES, OUR WORKFORCE SMALL BUSINESSES, OUR WORKFORCE AND COMMUNITIES THAT NEED IT AND COMMUNITIES THAT NEED IT BASED ON THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 BASED ON THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 WITH MORE THAN 18,500 BUSINESSES WITH MORE THAN 18,500 BUSINESSES RECEIVING EMERGENCY SUPPORT AND RECEIVING EMERGENCY SUPPORT AND RELIEF AT THIS TIME RELIEF AT THIS TIME AS WE CONTINUE WORKING TO COMBAT AS WE CONTINUE WORKING TO COMBAT THIS VIRUS, MY ADMINISTRATION THIS VIRUS, MY ADMINISTRATION AND I ARE DOING ALL WE CAN TO AND I ARE DOING ALL WE CAN TO BUILD ON THIS SUPPORT TO MAKE BUILD ON THIS SUPPORT TO MAKE SURE OUR SMALL BUSINESSES NOT SURE OUR SMALL BUSINESSES NOT ONLY SURVIVE THE PANDEMIC BUT ONLY SURVIVE THE PANDEMIC BUT CONTINUE TO SUCCEED LONG AFTER CONTINUE TO SUCCEED LONG AFTER IT HAS PASSED IT HAS PASSED AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE, THE AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE, THE FACTORS WE ARE LOOKING AT WHEN FACTORS WE ARE LOOKING AT WHEN MAKING DECISIONS ARE FOLLOWING MAKING DECISIONS ARE FOLLOWING CASES, PERCENT OF OF COVID CASES, PERCENT OF OF COVID HOSPITAL BEDS AVAILABLE AND HOSPITAL BEDS AVAILABLE AND FOLLOWING POSITIVE TEST RATES FOLLOWING POSITIVE TEST RATES OUR NUMBERS HAVE BEEN HEADED IN OUR NUMBERS HAVE BEEN HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION THE RIGHT DIRECTION WHILE THERE IS A SLIGHT UPTICK WHILE THERE IS A SLIGHT UPTICK IN OUR POSITIVE — PERCENT IN OUR POSITIVE — PERCENT POSITIVITY RATE, OUR CASES PER POSITIVITY RATE, OUR CASES PER MILLION HAVE PLATEAUED AND MORE MILLION HAVE PLATEAUED AND MORE HOSPITAL BEDS ARE BECOMING HOSPITAL BEDS ARE BECOMING AVAILABLE AVAILABLE THE PAUSE THAT DHHS ISSUED IS THE PAUSE THAT DHHS ISSUED IS WORKING AND WE ARE ONCE AGAIN WORKING AND WE ARE ONCE AGAIN STANDING OUT IN THE MIDWEST AND STANDING OUT IN THE MIDWEST AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS A LEADER ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS A LEADER IN FIGHTING THIS VIRUS IN FIGHTING THIS VIRUS TODAY WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT DHHS TODAY WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT DHHS CAN LIFT SOME OF THE PROTOCOLS CAN LIFT SOME OF THE PROTOCOLS THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY IN PLACE THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY IN PLACE STARTING JANUARY 16TH UNTIL STARTING JANUARY 16TH UNTIL JANUARY 31ST INDOOR GROUP JANUARY 31ST INDOOR GROUP FITNESS AND EXERCISE CLASS MAY FITNESS AND EXERCISE CLASS MAY RESUME WITH MASKS, AND INDOOR RESUME WITH MASKS, AND INDOOR NON CONTACT SPORTS MAY RESUME NON CONTACT SPORTS MAY RESUME IF NUMBERS CONTINUE TO HEAD IN IF NUMBERS CONTINUE TO HEAD IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, OUR HOPE IS THE RIGHT DIRECTION, OUR HOPE IS THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO RESUME THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO RESUME INDOOR DINING WITH STRONG SAFETY INDOOR DINING WITH STRONG SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE ON MEASURES IN PLACE ON FEBRUARY 1ST FEBRUARY 1ST WE’RE WORKING ON A PATH TO ALLOW WE’RE WORKING ON A PATH TO ALLOW INDOOR DINING AT RESTAURANTS INDOOR DINING AT RESTAURANTS WITH SAFETY MEASURES SUCH AS WITH SAFETY MEASURES SUCH AS MASK REQUIREMENTS AND CAPACITY MASK REQUIREMENTS AND CAPACITY LIMITS AND CURFEW STARTING ON LIMITS AND CURFEW STARTING ON FEBRUARY 1ST FEBRUARY 1ST WE’LL HAVE MORE DETAILS TO WE’LL HAVE MORE DETAILS TO ANNOUNCE ON THIS PLAN IN THE ANNOUNCE ON THIS PLAN IN THE COMING DAYS COMING DAYS WE NEED TO GET THIS RIGHT WE NEED TO GET THIS RIGHT I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO ALWAYS I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO ALWAYS REITERATE, THE STRENGTH THAT WE

REITERATE, THE STRENGTH THAT WE HAVE NOW, THE GOALS THAT WE HAVE HAVE NOW, THE GOALS THAT WE HAVE MADE, THE LEADERSHIP THAT WE ARE MADE, THE LEADERSHIP THAT WE ARE IN IS ALL VERY TENUOUS IN IS ALL VERY TENUOUS IT DEPENDS ON ALL OF US IT DEPENDS ON ALL OF US CONTINUING TO TAKE THIS VIRUS CONTINUING TO TAKE THIS VIRUS SERIOUSLY SERIOUSLY I KNOW THAT THE NUMBERS ARE I KNOW THAT THE NUMBERS ARE OVERWHELMING AND THIS MOMENT HAS OVERWHELMING AND THIS MOMENT HAS BEEN HARD BEEN HARD BUT I WAS AGHAST WHEN I SAW THE BUT I WAS AGHAST WHEN I SAW THE NATIONAL REPORTING LAST NIGHT NATIONAL REPORTING LAST NIGHT THAT WE LOST 4300 PEOPLE IN ONE THAT WE LOST 4300 PEOPLE IN ONE 24 HOUR PERIOD IN THIS NATION 24 HOUR PERIOD IN THIS NATION WE’RE HAVING A 9/11E ENCOUNTER WE’RE HAVING A 9/11E ENCOUNTER EVERY DAY EVERY DAY THESE ARE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT THESE ARE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TOOLS AND WE HOPE PEOPLE WILL TOOLS AND WE HOPE PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO CONTINUE TO MAKE CONTINUE TO CONTINUE TO MAKE SURE WE ARE ARE USING THESE SURE WE ARE ARE USING THESE TOOLS SO WE CAN OPEN UP THIS TOOLS SO WE CAN OPEN UP THIS PARTS OF OUR ECONOMY THAT HAS PARTS OF OUR ECONOMY THAT HAS BEEN STRUGGLING BEEN STRUGGLING IT’S ESSENTIAL THAT WE TAKE AN IT’S ESSENTIAL THAT WE TAKE AN EFFECTIVE FACT-BASED APPROACH TO EFFECTIVE FACT-BASED APPROACH TO PROTECT PATRONS, RESTAURANT PROTECT PATRONS, RESTAURANT WORKERS AND SMALL BUSINESS WORKERS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS OWNERS OUR RESTAURANT OWNERS HAVE MADE OUR RESTAURANT OWNERS HAVE MADE CONSIDERABLE SACRIFICES TO KEEP CONSIDERABLE SACRIFICES TO KEEP COMMUNITIES SAFE AND SAVE LIVES COMMUNITIES SAFE AND SAVE LIVES THERE’S NO QUESTION IT’S BEEN THERE’S NO QUESTION IT’S BEEN HARD FOR THE OWNERS, FOR THEIR HARD FOR THE OWNERS, FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES EMPLOYEES I KNOW THAT IT HAS NOT BEEN I KNOW THAT IT HAS NOT BEEN EASY EASY AND THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE AND THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO SPENT THEIR LIES OUT THERE WHO SPENT THEIR LIES BUILDING UP THEIR BUSINESSES AND BUILDING UP THEIR BUSINESSES AND THEY ARE PRECARIOUS AND SOME OF THEY ARE PRECARIOUS AND SOME OF THEM MAY NOT HAVE MADE IT THEM MAY NOT HAVE MADE IT ALREADY ALREADY WE ARE HERE TO TRY TO MAKE SURE WE ARE HERE TO TRY TO MAKE SURE WE GET THROUGH THIS TIME WE GET THROUGH THIS TIME TOGETHER TOGETHER SO WE’RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN SO WE’RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR WORKERS TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR WORKERS AS WORKING ACROSS THE AISLE ON AS WORKING ACROSS THE AISLE ON THE $100 MILLION RELIEF PACKAGE THE $100 MILLION RELIEF PACKAGE TO PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED SUPPORT TO PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED SUPPORT AND I CAN TELL YOU A NUMBER OF AND I CAN TELL YOU A NUMBER OF GOVERNORS HERE IN THE MIDWEST GOVERNORS HERE IN THE MIDWEST AND I MET WITH THE BIDEN ADMIN AND I MET WITH THE BIDEN ADMIN STRAEUBGS TO MAKE THE CASE ON STRAEUBGS TO MAKE THE CASE ON BEHALF OF RESTAURANTS AND BEHALF OF RESTAURANTS AND RESTAURANT WORKERS AMONG OTHER RESTAURANT WORKERS AMONG OTHER THINGS THINGS OUR WORK IS NOT DONE AND I’LL OUR WORK IS NOT DONE AND I’LL CONTINUE TO WORK ACROSS THE CONTINUE TO WORK ACROSS THE AISLE WITH THE LEGISLATURE AND AISLE WITH THE LEGISLATURE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO MAKE SURE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET SUPPORT FOR THESE THAT WE GET SUPPORT FOR THESE BUSINESSES AND OUR WORKFORCE BUSINESSES AND OUR WORKFORCE AND I’LL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON AND I’LL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON MICHIGAN’S NUMBERS WHETHER WE MICHIGAN’S NUMBERS WHETHER WE REMAIN ON TRACK TO RESUME THIS REMAIN ON TRACK TO RESUME THIS DINING ON FEBRUARY 1ST WHICH IS DINING ON FEBRUARY 1ST WHICH IS ALL OF OUR GREATEST HOPE ALL OF OUR GREATEST HOPE SO I WANT TO END WITH A STORY SO I WANT TO END WITH A STORY BEFORE I TURN IT OVER TO DR. J BEFORE I TURN IT OVER TO DR. J FRED PEOPLES, A 90-YEAR-OLD FRED PEOPLES, A 90-YEAR-OLD AIR FORCE VETERAN AND GRAND AIR FORCE VETERAN AND GRAND RAPIDS RESIDENT WAS AMONG THE RAPIDS RESIDENT WAS AMONG THE FIRST IN LINE TO RECEIVE A SAFE FIRST IN LINE TO RECEIVE A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE COVID-19 VACCINE AND EFFECTIVE COVID-19 VACCINE AT SPECTRUM HEALTH ON MONDAY AT SPECTRUM HEALTH ON MONDAY BEFORE THE PANDEMIC FRED WORKED BEFORE THE PANDEMIC FRED WORKED OUT AT THE YMCA AT 5:00 A.M. 5 OUT AT THE YMCA AT 5:00 A.M. 5 DAYS A WEEK DAYS A WEEK HE SAYS HE HOPES TO MAKE IT TO HE SAYS HE HOPES TO MAKE IT TO 110 WHICH IS WHY HE TOOK EVERY 110 WHICH IS WHY HE TOOK EVERY PERCUSSION CALKS /* — PERCUSSION CALKS /* — PRECAUTION TO STAY SAFE PRECAUTION TO STAY SAFE WHEN HE FOUND OUT HE COULD GET WHEN HE FOUND OUT HE COULD GET THE VACCINE HE QUOTE ABOUT FLIP THE VACCINE HE QUOTE ABOUT FLIP I HOPE EVERY MICHIGANDER FEELS I HOPE EVERY MICHIGANDER FEELS THAT EXCITED ABOUT GETTING THIS THAT EXCITED ABOUT GETTING THIS VACCINE VACCINE IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY, MAKE IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY, MAKE YOUR PLAN TO GET THE VACCINE FOR YOUR PLAN TO GET THE VACCINE FOR WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE TO WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE TO YOU YOU PLEASE BE PATIENT PLEASE BE PATIENT WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH VACCINES WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH VACCINES AND IT TAKES TIME TO ADMINISTER AND IT TAKES TIME TO ADMINISTER THESE VACCINEES BUT WE ARE THESE VACCINEES BUT WE ARE BUILDING QUICKLY AND LOOKS LIKE BUILDING QUICKLY AND LOOKS LIKE WE’LL BE BECOMING INTO MORE WE’LL BE BECOMING INTO MORE VACCINEES SOON VACCINEES SOON SO PLEASE, BE PATIENT BUT MAKE SO PLEASE, BE PATIENT BUT MAKE YOUR PLAN YOUR PLAN AND MAKE SURE YOUR FRIENDS AND AND MAKE SURE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY KNOW THAT YOU’RE DOING FAMILY KNOW THAT YOU’RE DOING IT IT SO HOPEFULLY THEY WILL AS WELL SO HOPEFULLY THEY WILL AS WELL THIS IS THE GREATEST TOOL THAT THIS IS THE GREATEST TOOL THAT WE HAVE TO END THIS PANDEMIC WE HAVE TO END THIS PANDEMIC TRISH FOSTER IS HERE TO SAY MORE TRISH FOSTER IS HERE TO SAY MORE ABOUT OUR VACCINATION EFFORTS ABOUT OUR VACCINATION EFFORTS BUT I WANT TO URGE BUT I WANT TO URGE MICHIGANDERS — I’M GOING 0 IT MICHIGANDERS — I’M GOING 0 IT SAY THIS PROBABLY EVERY PRESS SAY THIS PROBABLY EVERY PRESS CONFERENCE FOR A WHILE — TO BE CONFERENCE FOR A WHILE — TO BE PATIENT PATIENT WE TRY TO GET MORE DOSES FROM WE TRY TO GET MORE DOSES FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DO YOUR RESEARCH AND UNTIL THIS DO YOUR RESEARCH AND UNTIL THIS PANDEMIC IS OVER, REMEMBER PANDEMIC IS OVER, REMEMBER DOUBLE DOWN ON MASKING UP AND DOUBLE DOWN ON MASKING UP AND HAND WASHING AND SOCIAL HAND WASHING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING AND AVOIDING INDOOR DISTANCING AND AVOIDING INDOOR GATHERINGS WHERE THIS VIRUS GATHERINGS WHERE THIS VIRUS SPREADS FROM PERSON TO PERSON SPREADS FROM PERSON TO PERSON JUST BECAUSE WE’RE LIFTING SOME JUST BECAUSE WE’RE LIFTING SOME PROTOCOLS NOW DOES NOT MEAN WE PROTOCOLS NOW DOES NOT MEAN WE SHOULD LET OUR GUARD DOWN FOR A SHOULD LET OUR GUARD DOWN FOR A SECOND SECOND BE SMART AND BE SAFE BE SMART AND BE SAFE WITH THAT I’LL HAND IT OVER TO WITH THAT I’LL HAND IT OVER TO OVER TO DR. J OVER TO DR. J >> GOOD AFTERNOON >> GOOD AFTERNOON THANK YOU, GOVERNOR THANK YOU, GOVERNOR SO WE ARE CURRENTLY AT 525,612 SO WE ARE CURRENTLY AT 525,612 CASES AND 13,501 DEATHS DUE TO CASES AND 13,501 DEATHS DUE TO COVID-19 IN THE STATE COVID-19 IN THE STATE HERE’S WHERE WE ARE WITH THE KEY HERE’S WHERE WE ARE WITH THE KEY METRICS WE ARE TRACKING METRICS WE ARE TRACKING OUR CASE RATE IS AT 265 CASES OUR CASE RATE IS AT 265 CASES PER MILLION PER MILLION AFTER DECLINING A LOW OF 239, AFTER DECLINING A LOW OF 239, THE RATE HAS INCREASED AND MAY THE RATE HAS INCREASED AND MAY NOW BE PLATEAUING NOW BE PLATEAUING MOST REGIONS TECHNOLOGY TO HAVE MOST REGIONS TECHNOLOGY TO HAVE RATES OVER 300 CASES PER MILLION RATES OVER 300 CASES PER MILLION PER DAY PER DAY THE PERCENT OF TESTS THAT ARE THE PERCENT OF TESTS THAT ARE COMING BACK POSITIVE IS NOW COMING BACK POSITIVE IS NOW 9.1% 9.1% HAVING GONE BETWEEN 8.1% AND 10% HAVING GONE BETWEEN 8.1% AND 10% OVER THE PAST WEEK OVER THE PAST WEEK HALF OF THE REGIONS HAVE

HALF OF THE REGIONS HAVE POSITIVITY OVER 10% POSITIVITY OVER 10% THIS IS THE FIRST TIME BOTH THE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME BOTH THE CASE RATE AND THE POSITIVITY CASE RATE AND THE POSITIVITY HAVE CHANGED DIRECTION SINCE MID HAVE CHANGED DIRECTION SINCE MID NOVEMBER NOVEMBER ALTHOUGH THESE RATES MAY BE ALTHOUGH THESE RATES MAY BE PLATEAUING WE NEED TO CONTINUE PLATEAUING WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO WATCH THESE NUMBERS CLOSELY TO WATCH THESE NUMBERS CLOSELY 12.1% OF AVAILABLE INPATIENT 12.1% OF AVAILABLE INPATIENT BEDS ARE FILLED WITH COVID-19 BEDS ARE FILLED WITH COVID-19 PATIENTS PATIENTS THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT CONTINUES THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT CONTINUES TO DECREASE TO DECREASE HOWEVER, THE RATE OF THAT HOWEVER, THE RATE OF THAT DECREASE IS SLOWING DECREASE IS SLOWING SO OVERALL, WE ARE IN A MUCH SO OVERALL, WE ARE IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE WITH OUR NUMBERS BETTER PLACE WITH OUR NUMBERS THAN WE WERE IN THE BEGINNING OF THAN WE WERE IN THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER NOVEMBER AND WE’RE AT A MUCH BETTER PLACE AND WE’RE AT A MUCH BETTER PLACE THAN MOST OTHER STATES; HOWEVER, THAN MOST OTHER STATES; HOWEVER, WHILE WE HAVE NOT IDENTIFIED THE WHILE WE HAVE NOT IDENTIFIED THE NEW MORE EASILY TRANSMITTED NEW MORE EASILY TRANSMITTED MUTATION OF THE VIRUS IN MUTATION OF THE VIRUS IN MICHIGAN YET, THAT NEW STRAIN IS MICHIGAN YET, THAT NEW STRAIN IS PRESENT IN SEVERAL OTHER STATES PRESENT IN SEVERAL OTHER STATES AND IT MAY BE PRESENT IN AND IT MAY BE PRESENT IN MICHIGAN MICHIGAN WE JUST HAVE NOT IDENTIFIED IT WE JUST HAVE NOT IDENTIFIED IT YET YET SO THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE SO THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN ALL DO IS TO CONTINUE TO BE CAN ALL DO IS TO CONTINUE TO BE CAREFUL CAREFUL WEAR A MASK AND WEAR IT PROPERLY WEAR A MASK AND WEAR IT PROPERLY OVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH EVERY OVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH EVERY TIME TIME MAKE SURE TO MAINTAIN A PROPER MAKE SURE TO MAINTAIN A PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCE AND AVOID LARGE SOCIAL DISTANCE AND AVOID LARGE GATHERINGS GATHERINGS IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE BEEN IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSE TO DO SOMEONE WHO HAS EXPOSE TO DO SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN SICK, PLEASE DO QUARANTINE BEEN SICK, PLEASE DO QUARANTINE APPROPRIATELY AND GET A TEST APPROPRIATELY AND GET A TEST THESE ARE STILL THE VERY BASIC THESE ARE STILL THE VERY BASIC THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO DO TO THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO DO TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THIS PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS VIRUS WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS IN OUR WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS IN OUR EFFORTS TO VACCINATE AS MANY EFFORTS TO VACCINATE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE IN THE STATE PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE IN THE STATE OUR GOAL IS TO VACCINATE 70% OF OUR GOAL IS TO VACCINATE 70% OF PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 16 AS PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 16 AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE WE ARE CONTINUING TO SEE WE ARE CONTINUING TO SEE INCREASES IN THE NUMBER OF INCREASES IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE VACCINATED EACH WEEK PEOPLE VACCINATED EACH WEEK OUR LOCAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS AND OUR LOCAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS AND PHARMACIES AND OTHERS ARE PHARMACIES AND OTHERS ARE BUILDING OUT AND IMPLEMENTING BUILDING OUT AND IMPLEMENTING THEIR VACCINATION PLANS THEIR VACCINATION PLANS YOU CAN SEE HERE HOW MUCH YOU CAN SEE HERE HOW MUCH PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE WITH PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE WITH ALMOST 6 TIMES AS MANY PEOPLE ALMOST 6 TIMES AS MANY PEOPLE VACCINATED LAST WEEK AS WERE VACCINATED LAST WEEK AS WERE VACCINATED IN THE FIRST WEEK OF VACCINATED IN THE FIRST WEEK OF VACCINE ROLLOUT IN DECEMBER VACCINE ROLLOUT IN DECEMBER I APPLAUD THE EFFORTS OF OUR I APPLAUD THE EFFORTS OF OUR PARTNERS IN ACCELERATING THIS PARTNERS IN ACCELERATING THIS EFFORT EFFORT AS OF THIS PAST MONDAY, PEOPLE AS OF THIS PAST MONDAY, PEOPLE WHO ARE OVER THE AGE OF 65, WHO ARE OVER THE AGE OF 65, CHILD-CARE AND TEACHERS AND CHILD-CARE AND TEACHERS AND STAFF, FIRST RESPONDERS, JAIL STAFF, FIRST RESPONDERS, JAIL AND PRISON WORKERS AND WORKERS AND PRISON WORKERS AND WORKERS IN OTHER CONGREGATE SHELTERS ARE IN OTHER CONGREGATE SHELTERS ARE HE WILL I THINK BELIEVE A HE WILL I THINK BELIEVE A WE ARE PLEASED TO MOVE FORWARD WE ARE PLEASED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THESE GROUPS WITH THESE GROUPS WE KNOW THERE IS NOT ENOUGH WE KNOW THERE IS NOT ENOUGH VACCINE AVAILABLE IN THE STATE VACCINE AVAILABLE IN THE STATE TO BE ABLE TO VACCINATE ALL OF TO BE ABLE TO VACCINATE ALL OF THESE POPULATIONS AND IT WILL THESE POPULATIONS AND IT WILL TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS TO COMPLETE TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS TO COMPLETE AT THE CURRENT RATE OF VACCINES AT THE CURRENT RATE OF VACCINES THAT WE ARE RECEIVING IN THE THAT WE ARE RECEIVING IN THE STATE STATE THIS MEANS THAT THERE WILL NOT THIS MEANS THAT THERE WILL NOT BE ENOUGH APPOINTMENTS FOR BE ENOUGH APPOINTMENTS FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO BE EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO BE VACCINATED VACCINATED WE ARE WORKING HARD TO BRING WE ARE WORKING HARD TO BRING MORE INTO MICHIGAN AND IDENTIFY MORE INTO MICHIGAN AND IDENTIFY ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS FOR PEOPLE ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE VACCINATED WHO WANT TO BE VACCINATED PLEASE DON’T SHOW UP TO ANY PLEASE DON’T SHOW UP TO ANY LOCATION WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT LOCATION WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET A YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET A VACCINE THAT WAY UNFORTUNATELY VACCINE THAT WAY UNFORTUNATELY BUT YOU SHOULD GO TO OUR BUT YOU SHOULD GO TO OUR WEBSITE, WEBSITE, MICHIGAN.GOV/COVIDVACCINE MICHIGAN.GOV/COVIDVACCINE WE HAVE A LIST THERE OF ALL THE WE HAVE A LIST THERE OF ALL THE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS THAT LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE OFFERING VACCINE AND HOW TO ARE OFFERING VACCINE AND HOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT IF ONE SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT IF ONE IS AVAILABLE IS AVAILABLE SO OVERALL I’M PLEASED WITH THE SO OVERALL I’M PLEASED WITH THE PROGRESS WE’RE MAKING PROGRESS WE’RE MAKING VACCINEES ARE ROLLING OUT AND WE VACCINEES ARE ROLLING OUT AND WE CONTINUE TO MAKE PROGRESS WITH CONTINUE TO MAKE PROGRESS WITH THAT EVERY DAY THAT EVERY DAY THESE VACCINEES ARE THE WAY THAT THESE VACCINEES ARE THE WAY THAT WE WILL END THIS PANDEMIC WE WILL END THIS PANDEMIC WHILE I’M CONCERNED ABOUT THE WHILE I’M CONCERNED ABOUT THE SLIGHT UPTICK IN CASES, WE ARE SLIGHT UPTICK IN CASES, WE ARE NOT SEEING THE SURGE IN NOT SEEING THE SURGE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS THAT WE SAW IN HOSPITALIZATIONS THAT WE SAW IN THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER SO LET’S ALL KEEP DOING OUR PART SO LET’S ALL KEEP DOING OUR PART TO BRING THIS PANDEMIC TO AN END TO BRING THIS PANDEMIC TO AN END IN MICHIGAN IN MICHIGAN WEAR YOUR MASK WEAR YOUR MASK WASH YOUR HANDS WASH YOUR HANDS AND PLEASE DO CHOOSE TO GET A AND PLEASE DO CHOOSE TO GET A VACCINE WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN VACCINE WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN WITH THAT I’LL TURN IT OVER TO WITH THAT I’LL TURN IT OVER TO MDHHS DIRECTOR ROBERT GORDON MDHHS DIRECTOR ROBERT GORDON >> NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE >> NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE GOOD AFTERNOON GOOD AFTERNOON THANK YOU, DR. DOCTOR /* TAKE A THANK YOU, DR. DOCTOR /* TAKE A LOOK AT THIS GRAPH COMPARING LOOK AT THIS GRAPH COMPARING MICHIGAN WITH OTHER MID WESTERN MICHIGAN WITH OTHER MID WESTERN STATES STATES WHEN THE PAUSE BEGAN IN MID WHEN THE PAUSE BEGAN IN MID NOVEMBER, WE HAD A HIGHER CASE NOVEMBER, WE HAD A HIGHER CASE RATE THAN OHIO AND OUR RATE WAS RATE THAN OHIO AND OUR RATE WAS GOING UP AS FAST AS OUR GOING UP AS FAST AS OUR NEIGHBORS NEIGHBORS IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT HAS HAPPENED IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE, WE HIT A PEAK LOWER THAN SINCE, WE HIT A PEAK LOWER THAN OUR NEIGHBORS AND WE HAVE FALLEN OUR NEIGHBORS AND WE HAVE FALLEN TO THE LOWEST CASE RATE IN THE TO THE LOWEST CASE RATE IN THE REGION REGION THE STATE DOING NEXT BEST, THE STATE DOING NEXT BEST, ILLINOIS HAS A PAUSE SIMILAR TO ILLINOIS HAS A PAUSE SIMILAR TO OURS OURS AS WE REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CASES AS WE REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CASES WE ALSO SAVE LIVES WE ALSO SAVE LIVES MICHIGAN’S DEATH RATE WAS MICHIGAN’S DEATH RATE WAS SURGING IN NOVEMBER AND MAT SURGING IN NOVEMBER AND MAT TOWED AT A HIGH RATE AND SINCE

TOWED AT A HIGH RATE AND SINCE BEGUN TO COME DOWN BEGUN TO COME DOWN SO BECAUSE OF THE ACTIONS WE SO BECAUSE OF THE ACTIONS WE HAVE TAKEN WE AVOIDED THOUSANDS HAVE TAKEN WE AVOIDED THOUSANDS OF COVID CASES AND EVERY REASON OF COVID CASES AND EVERY REASON TO BELIEVE WE HAVE SAVED TO BELIEVE WE HAVE SAVED HUNDREDS OF LIVES HUNDREDS OF LIVES UNTOLD MORE ARE NOT FACING THE UNTOLD MORE ARE NOT FACING THE DAUNTING PROSPECTS OF LONG HAUL DAUNTING PROSPECTS OF LONG HAUL COVID COVID BUT WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THE TOLL BUT WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THE TOLL THAT THE PAUSE IS TAKING ON THAT THE PAUSE IS TAKING ON PEOPLE PEOPLE ESPECIALLY NOW THAT IT’S WINTER ESPECIALLY NOW THAT IT’S WINTER NOT TO BE ABLE TO EXERCISE LIKE NOT TO BE ABLE TO EXERCISE LIKE NORMAL AND DINE OUT AND NOT TO NORMAL AND DINE OUT AND NOT TO BE ABLE TO WORK AND EARN A BE ABLE TO WORK AND EARN A LIVING LIVING COVID IS TAKING A PHYSICAL AND COVID IS TAKING A PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL TOLL ON ALL OF US EMOTIONAL TOLL ON ALL OF US GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE CAUTION HAS WORKED FOR US IN CAUTION HAS WORKED FOR US IN MICHIGAN AND WE ARE STAYING WITH MICHIGAN AND WE ARE STAYING WITH OUR CAUTIOUS APPROACH TODAY OUR CAUTIOUS APPROACH TODAY FOR THE MOST PART THE PRIOR FOR THE MOST PART THE PRIOR REMAINS IN PLACE REMAINS IN PLACE THIS INCLUDES PROHIBITING INDOOR THIS INCLUDES PROHIBITING INDOOR GATHERINGS OUTSIDE OF THE GATHERINGS OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSEHOLD WHERE MASKS ARE HOUSEHOLD WHERE MASKS ARE REMOVED REMOVED THERE IS ONE CHANGE THERE IS ONE CHANGE IN ORDER TO SUPPORT PHYSICAL AND IN ORDER TO SUPPORT PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HELD WE’LL BE PROMOTING MENTAL HELD WE’LL BE PROMOTING INDOOR ADDRESSTHLETICS INDOOR ADDRESSTHLETICS GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES CAN OPEN GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES CAN OPEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE CAN PRACTICE AND YOUNG PEOPLE CAN PRACTICE SPORTS IN GYMS WITH DISTANCING SPORTS IN GYMS WITH DISTANCING AND MASKING AND MASKING PLAYING THE SAME SPORTS PLAYING THE SAME SPORTS COMPETITIVELY IF IT INVOLVES COMPETITIVELY IF IT INVOLVES CONTACT IS NOT ALLOWED CONTACT IS NOT ALLOWED PLAYING OUTDOOR CONTACT SPORTS, PLAYING OUTDOOR CONTACT SPORTS, EXCEPT WITH THE SPECIAL TESTING EXCEPT WITH THE SPECIAL TESTING UNDER THE DEPARTMENT’S RULES IS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT’S RULES IS ALSO NOT ALLOWED ALSO NOT ALLOWED THE GOVERNOR SPOKE ABOUT THE GOVERNOR SPOKE ABOUT REOPENING RESTAURANTS AND THAT REOPENING RESTAURANTS AND THAT IS SOMETHING WE’LL PLAN TO DO ON IS SOMETHING WE’LL PLAN TO DO ON FEBRUARY 1ST FEBRUARY 1ST INDOOR DINING BRINGS RISK INDOOR DINING BRINGS RISK BECAUSE IT INVOLVES TAKING OFF BECAUSE IT INVOLVES TAKING OFF MASKS MASKS WE WILL HAVE MORE TO SAY SOON WE WILL HAVE MORE TO SAY SOON ABOUT STEPS TO MITIGATE THESE ABOUT STEPS TO MITIGATE THESE RISKS AS BEST AS POSSIBLE BASED RISKS AS BEST AS POSSIBLE BASED ON OUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE ON OUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE PANDEMIC, REDUCING THE NUMBER OF PANDEMIC, REDUCING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN RESTAURANTS AND PEOPLE IN RESTAURANTS AND IMPROVING VENTILATION IN IMPROVING VENTILATION IN PARTICULAR PARTICULAR IN THE MEANTIME I WANT TO ECHO IN THE MEANTIME I WANT TO ECHO WHAT BOTH GOVERNOR WHITMER AND WHAT BOTH GOVERNOR WHITMER AND THE DOCTOR SAID, NOW IS NOT THE THE DOCTOR SAID, NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO LET DOWN OUR GUARD TIME TO LET DOWN OUR GUARD OUR ACTIONS ON FEBRUARY 1ST WILL OUR ACTIONS ON FEBRUARY 1ST WILL DEPEND ON WHAT HAPPENS BETWEEN DEPEND ON WHAT HAPPENS BETWEEN THE PANDEMIC BETWEEN NOW AND THE PANDEMIC BETWEEN NOW AND THEN THEN FOR THE REMAINDER WE CONTINUE TO FOR THE REMAINDER WE CONTINUE TO ADVISE ADVISE DO NOT GATHER INDOORS, OUTSIDE DO NOT GATHER INDOORS, OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSEHOLD, ESPECIALLY IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE TAKING OFF YOUR MASK YOU ARE TAKING OFF YOUR MASK UNMASKED INDOOR GATHERINGS WITH UNMASKED INDOOR GATHERINGS WITH THE REMOVAL OF MASKS CAN ONLY THE REMOVAL OF MASKS CAN ONLY PUT AT RISK OUR PROGRESS AGAINST PUT AT RISK OUR PROGRESS AGAINST COVID AND OUR EFFORTS TO SAVE COVID AND OUR EFFORTS TO SAVE LIVES AND OUR PLAN TO REOPEN LIVES AND OUR PLAN TO REOPEN RESTAURANTS RESTAURANTS IF YOU’RE ELIGIBLE TO VACCINATED IF YOU’RE ELIGIBLE TO VACCINATED PLEASE TAKE THE STEPS TO GET PLEASE TAKE THE STEPS TO GET YOUR VACCINE YOUR VACCINE THAT TOO WILL HELP US REOPEN AND THAT TOO WILL HELP US REOPEN AND GET BACK TO NORMAL FASTER GET BACK TO NORMAL FASTER WE HAVE BECOME SO MUCH SAFER IN WE HAVE BECOME SO MUCH SAFER IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS AND WE ARE THE LAST TWO MONTHS AND WE ARE SO CLOSE TO RELIEF FROM SO CLOSE TO RELIEF FROM VACCINEES VACCINEES LET’S STAY ON A PATH BACK NORMAL LET’S STAY ON A PATH BACK NORMAL FOR ALL MICHIGANDERS FOR ALL MICHIGANDERS WITH THAT, I WILL TURN IT OVER WITH THAT, I WILL TURN IT OVER TO THE STATE’S CHIEF OPERATING TO THE STATE’S CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER TRICIA FOSTER OFFICER TRICIA FOSTER >> AFTERNOON, MY NAME IS TRISH >> AFTERNOON, MY NAME IS TRISH FOSTER AND I’M EXECUTIVE LEAD ON FOSTER AND I’M EXECUTIVE LEAD ON THE STATE’S OPERATIONAL RESPONSE THE STATE’S OPERATIONAL RESPONSE TO CONTAINING COVID TO CONTAINING COVID HE LAST SPOKE WITH ALL OF YOU IN HE LAST SPOKE WITH ALL OF YOU IN LATE SPRING ABOUT INCREASING OUR LATE SPRING ABOUT INCREASING OUR TESTING CAPACITY THROUGHOUT THE TESTING CAPACITY THROUGHOUT THE STATE STATE I’M GOING TO TAKE A MOMENT NOW I’M GOING TO TAKE A MOMENT NOW TO DISCUSS THE STATE’S VACCINE TO DISCUSS THE STATE’S VACCINE DISTRIBUTION GOALS DISTRIBUTION GOALS OUR TEAM IS WORKING AROUND THE OUR TEAM IS WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO HELP REGISTERED CLOCK TO HELP REGISTERED PROVIDERS, THERE ARE OVER 1218 PROVIDERS, THERE ARE OVER 1218 OF THEM, PUT AS MANY SHOTS IN OF THEM, PUT AS MANY SHOTS IN ARMS EACH DAY ARMS EACH DAY WE REMAIN FLEXIBLE SO WE CAN WE REMAIN FLEXIBLE SO WE CAN ADJUST TO WHATEVER NEWS WE HEAR ADJUST TO WHATEVER NEWS WE HEAR FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ABOUT EITHER MORE OR LESS ABOUT EITHER MORE OR LESS SPHAOEU SPHAOEU CERTAINTY IN THE NUMBER OF DOSES CERTAINTY IN THE NUMBER OF DOSES AND TIMING IS ESSENTIAL TO AND TIMING IS ESSENTIAL TO EFFICIENTLY ADMINISTER VACCINE EFFICIENTLY ADMINISTER VACCINE APPOINTMENTS APPOINTMENTS THERE IS CURRENTLY NOT ENOUGH THERE IS CURRENTLY NOT ENOUGH SUPPLY SUPPLY TO ALLOW EVERY HE WILLELIGIBLE TO ALLOW EVERY HE WILLELIGIBLE MICHIGANDER TO OBTAIN AN MICHIGANDER TO OBTAIN AN APPOINTMENT APPOINTMENT WE’RE AS DISAPPOINTED AS YOU WE’RE AS DISAPPOINTED AS YOU OUR OVERALL GOAL IS TO GET 70% OUR OVERALL GOAL IS TO GET 70% OF MICHIGANDERS VACCINATED AS OF MICHIGANDERS VACCINATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SOON AS POSSIBLE YOU HEARD THAT YOU HEARD THAT THAT MEANS 5.6 MILLION THAT MEANS 5.6 MILLION RESIDENTS RESIDENTS IN THE BEST OF CIRCUMSTANCES IN THE BEST OF CIRCUMSTANCES THIS WILL TAKE CONSIDERABLE THIS WILL TAKE CONSIDERABLE TIME TIME WE ORIGINALLY WERE TOLD THAT WE ORIGINALLY WERE TOLD THAT MICHIGAN WOULD RECEIVE OVER MICHIGAN WOULD RECEIVE OVER 300,000 VACCINEES PER WEEK AND 300,000 VACCINEES PER WEEK AND PLANNED ACCORDINGLY PLANNED ACCORDINGLY BUT THAT WEEKLY NUMBER HAS BEEN BUT THAT WEEKLY NUMBER HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED FOR EXAMPLE, MICHIGAN HAS FOR EXAMPLE, MICHIGAN HAS RECEIVED ONLY 60,000 PFIZER RECEIVED ONLY 60,000 PFIZER VACCINEES FOR THE PAST FEW WEEKS VACCINEES FOR THE PAST FEW WEEKS AND THOSE HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED AND THOSE HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO PROVIDERS TO PROVIDERS OUR ORIGINAL PLAN WAS TO OUR ORIGINAL PLAN WAS TO VACCINATE NEARLY 50,000 PEOPLE VACCINATE NEARLY 50,000 PEOPLE PER DAY AND THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE

PER DAY AND THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH THE NUMBER OF VACCINEES WE WITH THE NUMBER OF VACCINEES WE ARE RECEIVING EACH WEEK ARE RECEIVING EACH WEEK THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND AND THANKFULLY THOUGH DEMAND IS AND THANKFULLY THOUGH DEMAND IS INCREASING INCREASING WE NEED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO WE NEED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STEP UP AND GET MORE VACCINES STEP UP AND GET MORE VACCINES OUT THE DOOR SO THAT YOU CAN GET OUT THE DOOR SO THAT YOU CAN GET AN APPOINTMENT TO GET YOUR AN APPOINTMENT TO GET YOUR VACCINE VACCINE EVERY DOSE OF THE VACCINE THAT EVERY DOSE OF THE VACCINE THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED IS DELIVER TO WE HAVE RECEIVED IS DELIVER TO DO A PROVIDER AND THAT PROVIDER DO A PROVIDER AND THAT PROVIDER HAS SCHEDULED THE DOSE TO BE HAS SCHEDULED THE DOSE TO BE ADMINISTERED ADMINISTERED I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR, THE I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR, THE STATE OF MICHIGAN IS NOT SITTING STATE OF MICHIGAN IS NOT SITTING ON DOSES OF VACCINE ON DOSES OF VACCINE EVERY PROVIDER IS, WORKING EVERY PROVIDER IS, WORKING DILIGENTLY TO SCHEDULE THROUGH DILIGENTLY TO SCHEDULE THROUGH ALL VACCINE DOSES WITHIN A WEEK ALL VACCINE DOSES WITHIN A WEEK OF RECEIPT OF RECEIPT WE ARE MEETING WITH OUR PARTNERS WE ARE MEETING WITH OUR PARTNERS IN BOTH THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY IN BOTH THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY AND LOCAL HEALTHCARE DEPARTMENTS AND LOCAL HEALTHCARE DEPARTMENTS AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY THEY HAVE MOVED MOUNTAINS TO THEY HAVE MOVED MOUNTAINS TO HELP GET YOU AN APPOINTMENT HELP GET YOU AN APPOINTMENT WE HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT STEPS WE HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT STEPS FORWARD TOGETHER FORWARD TOGETHER WE SET A GOAL TO USE 90% OF WE SET A GOAL TO USE 90% OF DOSES IN 7 DAYS AND OUR DOSES IN 7 DAYS AND OUR PROVIDERS HAVE WORKED DILIGENTLY PROVIDERS HAVE WORKED DILIGENTLY TO MEET THIS GOAL AND ALSO TO MEET THIS GOAL AND ALSO MODIFIED PHASE 1B AND ALLOWED 1B MODIFIED PHASE 1B AND ALLOWED 1B TO START WHILE 1A WAS TO START WHILE 1A WAS AS A RESULT OF THOSE MOVES SHOTS AS A RESULT OF THOSE MOVES SHOTS IN ARMS FOR THE LAST WEEK WENT IN ARMS FOR THE LAST WEEK WENT FROM 12,000 A DAY TO OVER 33,000 FROM 12,000 A DAY TO OVER 33,000 A DAY A DAY WE TRIPLED THE NUMBER OF SHOTS WE TRIPLED THE NUMBER OF SHOTS IN ARMS IN ONE WEEK IN ARMS IN ONE WEEK THAT’S PROGRESS THAT’S PROGRESS WITH YOU BUT WE STILL HAVE SO WITH YOU BUT WE STILL HAVE SO MUCH WORK TO DO MUCH WORK TO DO WHICH IS WHY THE GOVERNOR WHICH IS WHY THE GOVERNOR REQUESTED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REQUESTED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RELEASE HELD BACK VACCINES AND RELEASE HELD BACK VACCINES AND ASKED PERMISSION TO PURCHASE ASKED PERMISSION TO PURCHASE MORE MORE WE DON’T WANT TO HAVE OUR WE DON’T WANT TO HAVE OUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS HAVE TO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS HAVE TO CANCEL SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS CANCEL SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS WE NEED MORE PRODUCT TODAY AND WE NEED MORE PRODUCT TODAY AND TOMORROW AND ONGOING TOMORROW AND ONGOING REGULAR CONSISTENT AND GREATER REGULAR CONSISTENT AND GREATER WEEKLY SUPPLY IS WHAT WE NEED WEEKLY SUPPLY IS WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOW SO WE’RE ASKING MICHIGANDERS FOR SO WE’RE ASKING MICHIGANDERS FOR SOME PATIENCE SOME PATIENCE AS SOON AS WE GET THE SUPPLY AS SOON AS WE GET THE SUPPLY WE’LL BEGIN TO MOVE CLOSER TO WE’LL BEGIN TO MOVE CLOSER TO OUR 50,000 SHOTS PER DAY GOAL OUR 50,000 SHOTS PER DAY GOAL CORRECT COLLECT– COLLECTIVELY W CORRECT COLLECT– COLLECTIVELY W THE RESOURCES THE RESOURCES WE NEED THE SUPPLY WE NEED THE SUPPLY THE PLAN WE HOPE TO IMPLEMENT IN THE PLAN WE HOPE TO IMPLEMENT IN DECEMBER WILL COME TO FRUITION DECEMBER WILL COME TO FRUITION THIS MONTH THIS MONTH AND ANY SHOT IN AN ARM SOONER AND ANY SHOT IN AN ARM SOONER THAN IT WOULD OTHERWISE PROVIDED THAN IT WOULD OTHERWISE PROVIDED IS A WIN IS A WIN WE’LL CONTINUE TO PUSH THE WE’LL CONTINUE TO PUSH THE GOVERNMENT ON THEIR LONG TERM GOVERNMENT ON THEIR LONG TERM AND SKILLED NURSING HOME AND SKILLED NURSING HOME RESIDENTS PLAN AND OUR STATE RESIDENTS PLAN AND OUR STATE WE HAVE REQUESTED THAT THEY MOVE WE HAVE REQUESTED THAT THEY MOVE MORE QUICKLY THROUGH THIS MORE QUICKLY THROUGH THIS POPULATION BY THREADING IN MORE POPULATION BY THREADING IN MORE READY, WILLING AND ABLE PHARMACY READY, WILLING AND ABLE PHARMACY PARTNERS IN MICHIGAN INTO THE PARTNERS IN MICHIGAN INTO THE PROGRAM LIKE MEYER, KROGER, PROGRAM LIKE MEYER, KROGER, CARDINAL, WALMART AND COSTCO AND CARDINAL, WALMART AND COSTCO AND SO MANY OTHERS SO MANY OTHERS THIS IS NOT EASY THIS IS NOT EASY WE ANTICIPATE IT WILL STILL BE WE ANTICIPATE IT WILL STILL BE BUMPY BUT IT’S GETTING FASTER BUMPY BUT IT’S GETTING FASTER WE ARE ENCOURAGED THAT MISH WE ARE ENCOURAGED THAT MISH GAPPEDERS ARE INTERESTED IN GAPPEDERS ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING VACCINATED AND GETTING VACCINATED AND DISAPPOINTED THAT THERE AREN’T DISAPPOINTED THAT THERE AREN’T ENOUGH TO GET EACH OF YOU AN ENOUGH TO GET EACH OF YOU AN APPOINTMENT APPOINTMENT WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE WITH OUR FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL WITH OUR FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND PRIVATE PARTNERS TO GET MORE AND PRIVATE PARTNERS TO GET MORE VACCINEES IN THE STATE TO ENSURE VACCINEES IN THE STATE TO ENSURE THAT EVERY VACCINE POSSIBLE IS THAT EVERY VACCINE POSSIBLE IS IN AN ARM EFFICIENTLY IN AN ARM EFFICIENTLY OPERATIONS IS ONLY REQUESTING A OPERATIONS IS ONLY REQUESTING A LITTLE BIT OF PATIENCE WHILE WE LITTLE BIT OF PATIENCE WHILE WE WORK DELIBERATELY WITH THE FEDS WORK DELIBERATELY WITH THE FEDS TO DETERMINE HOW THEIR TO DETERMINE HOW THEIR ANNOUNCEMENT TO HONOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT TO HONOR THE GOVERNOR’S REQUEST YESTERDAY GOVERNOR’S REQUEST YESTERDAY TRANSLATES INTO MORE VACCINES TRANSLATES INTO MORE VACCINES FOR MICHIGANDERS FOR MICHIGANDERS WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO MOVE EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO MOVE QUICKLY AND ASK FOR RESOURCE QUICKLY AND ASK FOR RESOURCE ASSISTANCE ANYWHERE POSSIBLE TO ASSISTANCE ANYWHERE POSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE OUR GOAL ACHIEVE OUR GOAL 70% OF MISHCHIGANDERS VACCINATED 70% OF MISHCHIGANDERS VACCINATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THANK YOU THANK YOU >> I’M GOING TO OPEN IT UP FOR >> I’M GOING TO OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS QUESTIONS I KNOW WE COVERED A LOT TODAY I KNOW WE COVERED A LOT TODAY I KNOW THERE ARE DIFFERENT I KNOW THERE ARE DIFFERENT EXPERTS SO I’M HOPEFUL THATPERHA EXPERTS SO I’M HOPEFUL THATPERHA THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT VACCINE NUMBERS IN THE STATE, VACCINE NUMBERS IN THE STATE, WHERE WE ARE AND ETHICACY OF THE WHERE WE ARE AND ETHICACY OF THE VACCINE AND WE CAN DIRECTED VACCINE AND WE CAN DIRECTED THOSE TO DR. J AND OPERATIONS THOSE TO DR. J AND OPERATIONS THERE’S A LOT OF US AND THEY’RE THERE’S A LOT OF US AND THEY’RE TRYING TO BE SOCIALLY DISTANCED TRYING TO BE SOCIALLY DISTANCED AND SO I APPRECIATE YOUR AND SO I APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AND DIRECTING THE PATIENCE AND DIRECTING THE QUESTIONS TO THE PERSON THAT IS QUESTIONS TO THE PERSON THAT IS MOST LIKELY TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER MOST LIKELY TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER IT IT WITH THAT LET’S OPEN IT UP WITH THAT LET’S OPEN IT UP >> THANK YOU, GOVERNOR >> THANK YOU, GOVERNOR THE FIRST QUESTION WILL COME THE FIRST QUESTION WILL COME FROM ZACK FROM ZACK >> GOOD AFTERNOON, GOVERNOR >> GOOD AFTERNOON, GOVERNOR THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AS YOU THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AS YOU KNOW — THEY’RE FURIOUS KNOW — THEY’RE FURIOUS THEY FEEL LIKE THE GOAL POSTS THEY FEEL LIKE THE GOAL POSTS KEEP GETTING MOVED ON THEM KEEP GETTING MOVED ON THEM THEY WERE TOLD IF CASE NUMBERS THEY WERE TOLD IF CASE NUMBERS AND POSITIVITY NUMBERS AND AND POSITIVITY NUMBERS AND HOSPITALIZATION NUMBERS CAME HOSPITALIZATION NUMBERS CAME DOWN, DOWN, DOWN THERE IS A DOWN, DOWN, DOWN THERE IS A CHANCE YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO CHANCE YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO REOPEN BEFORE JANUARY 15TH REOPEN BEFORE JANUARY 15TH AND NOW IT’S BEING EXTENDED OUT

AND NOW IT’S BEING EXTENDED OUT TO FEBRUARY 1ST TO FEBRUARY 1ST CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY EVEN THOUGH CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY EVEN THOUGH THE CASE NUMBERS HAVE COME WAY THE CASE NUMBERS HAVE COME WAY DOWN, 7 DAY AVERAGE I THINK IS DOWN, 7 DAY AVERAGE I THINK IS LESS THAN HALF WHAT IT WAS LESS THAN HALF WHAT IT WAS BEFORE THE PAUSE IN NOVEMBER, BEFORE THE PAUSE IN NOVEMBER, POSITIVITY NUMBERS ARE DOWN AND POSITIVITY NUMBERS ARE DOWN AND HOSPITALIZATION NUMBERS I THINK HOSPITALIZATION NUMBERS I THINK ROUGHLY ABOUT HALF WHAT THEY ROUGHLY ABOUT HALF WHAT THEY WERE IN NOVEMBER THAT YOU’VE WERE IN NOVEMBER THAT YOU’VE DECIDED TO EXTEND THIS ANOTHER DECIDED TO EXTEND THIS ANOTHER COUPLE WEEKS? COUPLE WEEKS? >> FIRST LET ME START WITH >> FIRST LET ME START WITH THIS THIS THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY ACROSS THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AROUND THE GLOBE THE COUNTRY, AROUND THE GLOBE FRANKLY IS STRUGGLING BECAUSE WE FRANKLY IS STRUGGLING BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT PLACES WHERE PEOPLE KNOW THAT PLACES WHERE PEOPLE ARE MIXING HOUSEHOLDS, TAKING ARE MIXING HOUSEHOLDS, TAKING OFF THEIR MASKS AND DINING OFF THEIR MASKS AND DINING INSIDE IS INHERENTLY WHERE WE INSIDE IS INHERENTLY WHERE WE SEE SPREAD SEE SPREAD STUDY AFTER STUDY HAS SHOWN STUDY AFTER STUDY HAS SHOWN THAT THAT IT’S NOT THEIR FAULT THAT THE IT’S NOT THEIR FAULT THAT THE ACTIVITY IN WHICH THEY ENGAGE IS ACTIVITY IN WHICH THEY ENGAGE IS MORE RISKY MORE RISKY IT’S A NATURE OF THE VIRUS AND IT’S A NATURE OF THE VIRUS AND WE’RE MINDFUL HOW HARD IT IS AND WE’RE MINDFUL HOW HARD IT IS AND THAT’S WHY WE WORKED SO HARD TO THAT’S WHY WE WORKED SO HARD TO GET ASSISTANCE SO THEY HAVE THE GET ASSISTANCE SO THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO OUTDOOR DINING ABILITY TO DO OUTDOOR DINING I KNOW IT’S COLD BUT I HAVE SEEN I KNOW IT’S COLD BUT I HAVE SEEN MICHIGANDERS IN SNOW SUITS MICHIGANDERS IN SNOW SUITS OUTSIDE AT THEIR FAVORITE OUTSIDE AT THEIR FAVORITE RESTAURANT RESTAURANT WE HAVE DONE A NUMBER OF THINGS WE HAVE DONE A NUMBER OF THINGS THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, AS WE THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, AS WE ARE LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS, WE ARE LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS, WE SEE AN UPTICK IN POSITIVITY AND SEE AN UPTICK IN POSITIVITY AND IN TESTS, AND THAT IS A CONCERN IN TESTS, AND THAT IS A CONCERN WE HAD WE HAD HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE A LAG IN HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE A LAG IN INDICATOR INDICATOR WHEN YOU SEE AN UPTICK OFTEN TWO WHEN YOU SEE AN UPTICK OFTEN TWO WEEKS LATER YOU SEE AN UPTICK IN WEEKS LATER YOU SEE AN UPTICK IN HOSPITAL STKAEUGZ HOSPITAL STKAEUGZ THAT’S WHY IT’S IMPORTANT THAT THAT’S WHY IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE PROMISEULGATE MITIGATION WE PROMISEULGATE MITIGATION MEASURES AND IT’S MY BELIEF THAT MEASURES AND IT’S MY BELIEF THAT WILL CONTINUE TO PROCEED THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROCEED THAT WE GOT A DATE THAT WE CAN WORK GOT A DATE THAT WE CAN WORK TOWARD THAT WITH THE INDUSTRY TO TOWARD THAT WITH THE INDUSTRY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN KEEP THEIR MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN KEEP THEIR PATRONS AND EMPLOYEES SAFE AS PATRONS AND EMPLOYEES SAFE AS THEY OPEN AND THAT’S REALLY THEY OPEN AND THAT’S REALLY TRULY WHERE OUR FOCUS HAS BEEN TRULY WHERE OUR FOCUS HAS BEEN THE NUMBERS AS I HAVE SAID — THE NUMBERS AS I HAVE SAID — THIS IS WHAT WE ARE WATCHING THIS IS WHAT WE ARE WATCHING THIS IS WHAT WE ARE SEEING THIS IS WHAT WE ARE SEEING DR. J HAS SHARED THE DATA WITH DR. J HAS SHARED THE DATA WITH YOU AND I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING YOU AND I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING THAT IS WHAT HAS DRIVEN ALL OF THAT IS WHAT HAS DRIVEN ALL OF OUR DECISIONS OUR DECISIONS WE WANT THE INDUSTRY TO BE WE WANT THE INDUSTRY TO BE SUCCESSFUL SUCCESSFUL I KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE I KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE FRUSTRATED AND THAT IT’S BEEN A FRUSTRATED AND THAT IT’S BEEN A DIFFICULT THING DIFFICULT THING I’VE TALKED TO MY FELLOW I’VE TALKED TO MY FELLOW GOVERNORS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE GOVERNORS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE AISLE AND THEY’RE DEALING WITH SIMILAR AND THEY’RE DEALING WITH SIMILAR THINGS IN STATES ALL ACROSS THE THINGS IN STATES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY COUNTRY IT’S JUST THE NATURE OF THIS IT’S JUST THE NATURE OF THIS VIRUS VIRUS WE’VE GIVEN A PATH WHERE WE WANT WE’VE GIVEN A PATH WHERE WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE SUCCESSFUL ALONG PEOPLE TO BE SUCCESSFUL ALONG THIS PATH AND THAT’S WHY WE’RE THIS PATH AND THAT’S WHY WE’RE CALLING ON EVERYONE TO DOUBLE CALLING ON EVERYONE TO DOUBLE DOWN ON WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO DOWN ON WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO KEEP THESE NUMBERS DOWN AND TO KEEP THESE NUMBERS DOWN AND TO HELP RESTAURANTS BY SUPPORTING HELP RESTAURANTS BY SUPPORTING THEM BUT ALSO WORKING WITH US SO THEM BUT ALSO WORKING WITH US SO AS THEY OPEN THEY ARE SAFE AND AS THEY OPEN THEY ARE SAFE AND WE DON’T HAVE TO TAKE STEPS WE DON’T HAVE TO TAKE STEPS BACKWARD BACKWARD AS HARD AS THIS HAS BEEN WOULD AS HARD AS THIS HAS BEEN WOULD BE ADDITIONALLY DEVASTATING BE ADDITIONALLY DEVASTATING >> OKAY, GOVERNOR >> OKAY, GOVERNOR THIS IS FOR TRICIA FOSTER THIS IS FOR TRICIA FOSTER I’M CONFUSED ABOUT THE I’M CONFUSED ABOUT THE DISTRIBUTION DISTRIBUTION EVERY SINGLE VACCINE DOSE TO PRO EVERY SINGLE VACCINE DOSE TO PRO IED 50-TWOERS ACROSS THE STATE IED 50-TWOERS ACROSS THE STATE AND OBVIOUSLY WE TALKED A LOT AND OBVIOUSLY WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT THIS AND PERCEIVED ABOUT THIS AND PERCEIVED DISPARITY ABOUT THE NUMBER OF DISPARITY ABOUT THE NUMBER OF DOSES ADMINISTERED DOSES ADMINISTERED IS THERE A PROBLEM WITH LOCAL IS THERE A PROBLEM WITH LOCAL DEPARTMENTS NOT HAVING BEEN DEPARTMENTS NOT HAVING BEEN READY TO DISTRIBUTE THESE ON READY TO DISTRIBUTE THESE ON TIME DESPITE KNOWING FOR WEEKS TIME DESPITE KNOWING FOR WEEKS NOW THAT A VACCINE WAS COMING NOW THAT A VACCINE WAS COMING WHAT’S CAUSING SOME OF THESE — WHAT’S CAUSING SOME OF THESE — APART FROM THE SUPPLY IS FROM APART FROM THE SUPPLY IS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHAT IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHAT IS CAUTIONING THE DELAYS IN GETTING CAUTIONING THE DELAYS IN GETTING PEOPLE VACCINATED? PEOPLE VACCINATED? >> I’LL ASK FOR HIM TO COME >> I’LL ASK FOR HIM TO COME BACK UP HERE. BUT I’LL SHARE AN BACK UP HERE. BUT I’LL SHARE AN OBSERVATION OBSERVATION I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT AS I’VE I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT AS I’VE BEEN DOING ZOOM CALLS THIS IS A BEEN DOING ZOOM CALLS THIS IS A FREQUENT QUESTION AND SOMETIMES FREQUENT QUESTION AND SOMETIMES WHEN I’VE EXPLAINED IT THIS WAY, WHEN I’VE EXPLAINED IT THIS WAY, PEOPLE I THINK IT MAKES SENSE PEOPLE I THINK IT MAKES SENSE SO, I’M GOING TO TRY IT OUT ON SO, I’M GOING TO TRY IT OUT ON YOU AND HOPEFULLY YOU’LL FIND IT YOU AND HOPEFULLY YOU’LL FIND IT HELPFUL AS WELL HELPFUL AS WELL WHEN WE STARTED WITH COVID, I WHEN WE STARTED WITH COVID, I OBSERVED THERE WAS NOT A OBSERVED THERE WAS NOT A NATIONAL STRATEGY AND IT WAS NATIONAL STRATEGY AND IT WAS DIFFICULT AND IT MEANT STATES DIFFICULT AND IT MEANT STATES HAD TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO BUY OUR HAD TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO BUY OUR OWN PPE AND WE DID THAT OWN PPE AND WE DID THAT STATES HAD TO FIGURE OUT HO STATES HAD TO FIGURE OUT HO CONDUCT TESTING WE DID THAT TOO CONDUCT TESTING WE DID THAT TOO BUT IT TOOK TIME TO RAMP UP BUT IT TOOK TIME TO RAMP UP THE SAME IS TRUE FOR VACCINEES THE SAME IS TRUE FOR VACCINEES BECAUSE THERE IS STILL ISN’T A BECAUSE THERE IS STILL ISN’T A NATIONAL STRATEGY NATIONAL STRATEGY WE ARE BUILDING THIS AS WE ARE WE ARE BUILDING THIS AS WE ARE GOING GOING WE HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLY WE HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLY FORTUNATE WITH ALL THESE FORTUNATE WITH ALL THESE PARTNERS AND EVERYONE IS PARTNERS AND EVERYONE IS MOTIVATED TO DO THE SAME THING MOTIVATED TO DO THE SAME THING AND THEY ALL WORKED ALMOST 24/7 AND THEY ALL WORKED ALMOST 24/7 FOR MONTHS ON END AND IT IS FOR MONTHS ON END AND IT IS GRUELLING AND EXHAUSTING WORK GRUELLING AND EXHAUSTING WORK WE OWE THEM OUR GRATITUDE WE OWE THEM OUR GRATITUDE HERE’S WHAT I WANT TO POINT OUT HERE’S WHAT I WANT TO POINT OUT RAMPING UP TESTING WHERE YOU CAN RAMPING UP TESTING WHERE YOU CAN RUN PEOPLE THROUGH PRETTY RUN PEOPLE THROUGH PRETTY QUICKLY AND SIGN A FORM, DO THE QUICKLY AND SIGN A FORM, DO THE TEST, OFF TEST, OFF THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN IN THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN IN ADMINISTRATION OF VACCINEES ADMINISTRATION OF VACCINEES THEY HAVE TO SCORED AT

THEY HAVE TO SCORED AT INCREDIBLY COLD TEMPERATURES INCREDIBLY COLD TEMPERATURES WE HAVE TO HAVE PEOPLE FILL OUT WE HAVE TO HAVE PEOPLE FILL OUT PAPERWORK AND SCHEDULE THEIR PAPERWORK AND SCHEDULE THEIR SECOND SHOT SECOND SHOT THIS IS TIME CONSUMING THIS IS TIME CONSUMING THEN THEY HAVE TO HAVE A SHOT THEN THEY HAVE TO HAVE A SHOT BUT THEY HAVE TO BE ADMINISTERED BUT THEY HAVE TO BE ADMINISTERED BY SOMEONE QUALIFIED TO DO THAT BY SOMEONE QUALIFIED TO DO THAT AND HAVE TO HAVE AN EMT ON SITE AND HAVE TO HAVE AN EMT ON SITE JUST IN THE VERY RARE EVENT THAT JUST IN THE VERY RARE EVENT THAT THERE IS SOME SORT OF REACTION THERE IS SOME SORT OF REACTION THEN THEY HAVE TO STAY 15 THEN THEY HAVE TO STAY 15 MINUTES MINUTES ALL OF THESE THINGS HAPPEN FOR ALL OF THESE THINGS HAPPEN FOR EACH OF THESE ADMIN STRAEUBGSS EACH OF THESE ADMIN STRAEUBGSS OF THE VACCINE AND THAT IS PART OF THE VACCINE AND THAT IS PART OF WHY IT TAKES TIME TO GET OF WHY IT TAKES TIME TO GET THESE VACCINES ADMINISTERED FROM THESE VACCINES ADMINISTERED FROM WHEN THE HEALTH SYSTEMS OR THE WHEN THE HEALTH SYSTEMS OR THE LOCAL PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS LOCAL PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS RECEIVED THEM RECEIVED THEM WE ARE PUSHING THEM OUT AS SOON WE ARE PUSHING THEM OUT AS SOON AS THEY COME TO OUR POSSESSION AS THEY COME TO OUR POSSESSION BUT I WANT PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND BUT I WANT PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT PROCESS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT PROCESS ALL RIGHT, I’LL ASK TRISH FOSTER ALL RIGHT, I’LL ASK TRISH FOSTER TO COME UP AND ADD DETAIL SO TO COME UP AND ADD DETAIL SO THAT WE CAN FULLY ANSWER YOUR THAT WE CAN FULLY ANSWER YOUR QUESTION QUESTION TPAEURPB TPAEURPB TPAEURPB >> I THINK I GOT MOST OF IT >> I THINK I GOT MOST OF IT I WAS WONDERING IF WERE GOING TO I WAS WONDERING IF WERE GOING TO HAVE A MATH PROBLEM SO I’LL PULL HAVE A MATH PROBLEM SO I’LL PULL THAT UP IN A SECOND THAT UP IN A SECOND I WANT TO SPEAK TO THE ONE THING I WANT TO SPEAK TO THE ONE THING ABOUT WEREN’T WE READY ABOUT WEREN’T WE READY LET’S THINK BACK TO DECEMBER LET’S THINK BACK TO DECEMBER WHEN WE THOUGHT WE WERE GETTING WHEN WE THOUGHT WE WERE GETTING 300,000 VACCINEES AND THAT 300,000 VACCINEES AND THAT NUMBER WAS CURTAILED NUMBER WAS CURTAILED SIGNIFICANTLY SIGNIFICANTLY LET’S REMEMBER THE POPULATION LET’S REMEMBER THE POPULATION THAT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO THAT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO VACCINATE FIRST VACCINATE FIRST OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS WHO WERE OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS WHO WERE TREATING PATIENTS DURING THE TREATING PATIENTS DURING THE BIGGEST SURGE MICHIGAN HAS EVER BIGGEST SURGE MICHIGAN HAS EVER SEEN SEEN SO I’M JUST GOING TO REQUEST A SO I’M JUST GOING TO REQUEST A LITTLE GRACE AND HUMILITY AS WE LITTLE GRACE AND HUMILITY AS WE GOT RAMPED UP GOT RAMPED UP THEY’RE PUTTING 90% OF SHOTS IN THEY’RE PUTTING 90% OF SHOTS IN ARMS ON A WEEKLY BASIS ARMS ON A WEEKLY BASIS THEY SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED AS THEY SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED AS HEROS NOT ONLY ON THE FRONTLINE HEROS NOT ONLY ON THE FRONTLINE BUT HEROS IN THE VACCINATION BUT HEROS IN THE VACCINATION LINES LINES IT TAKES ANYWHERE BETWEEN 18-28 IT TAKES ANYWHERE BETWEEN 18-28 MINUTES PER PERSON TO ADMINISTER MINUTES PER PERSON TO ADMINISTER A VACCINE A VACCINE WE TOOK A DIFFERENT ROUTE WE TOOK A DIFFERENT ROUTE WE WANTED TO DO IT ORDERLY WE WANTED TO DO IT ORDERLY WE WANTED TO HAVE PEOPLE SIGN UP WE WANTED TO HAVE PEOPLE SIGN UP FOR SHOTS FOR SHOTS BECAUSE OF THAT, IT’S NOT BECAUSE OF THAT, IT’S NOT INSTANTANEOUS INSTANTANEOUS IT WASN’T GOING TO BE ANYWAY IT WASN’T GOING TO BE ANYWAY IT TAKES TIME IT TAKES TIME WITH THAT, LET’S PUT UP THE MATH WITH THAT, LET’S PUT UP THE MATH PROBLEM HERE. SO, YOU KNOW, PROBLEM HERE. SO, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE DO WE TRY TO BREAK IT WHAT WE DO WE TRY TO BREAK IT DOWN DOWN I THINK THAT BOTH THE GOVERNOR I THINK THAT BOTH THE GOVERNOR AND DR. J EXPRESSED FRUSTRATION AND DR. J EXPRESSED FRUSTRATION IN THE PAST ABOUT THE CDC SITES IN THE PAST ABOUT THE CDC SITES AND THE FEEDS AND HOW MANY AND THE FEEDS AND HOW MANY DIFFERENT DATA SYSTEMS PLAY INTO DIFFERENT DATA SYSTEMS PLAY INTO THIS THIS SO WHAT WE TRIED TO DO IS BREAK SO WHAT WE TRIED TO DO IS BREAK IT DOWN IN A DIFFERENT WAY IT DOWN IN A DIFFERENT WAY IF YOU LOOK AT THE FIRST SLIDE IF YOU LOOK AT THE FIRST SLIDE HERE OR THIS FIRST BAR IT SHOWS HERE OR THIS FIRST BAR IT SHOWS EVERYTHING YOU WOULD SEE ON THE EVERYTHING YOU WOULD SEE ON THE DASHBOARD DASHBOARD SO THE BLUE NUMBER THERE SO THE BLUE NUMBER THERE INDICATES EVERY SINGLE SHOT THAT INDICATES EVERY SINGLE SHOT THAT IS ACTUALLY GONE IN AN ARM IS ACTUALLY GONE IN AN ARM THE YELLOW IS EVERY SHOT THAT THE YELLOW IS EVERY SHOT THAT EITHER HAS GONE IN AN ARM BUT EITHER HAS GONE IN AN ARM BUT HASN’T BEEN REPORTED YET HASN’T BEEN REPORTED YET THEY HAVE 24 HOURS TO DO SO OR THEY HAVE 24 HOURS TO DO SO OR EVERY SHOT IN AN ARM THAT IS EVERY SHOT IN AN ARM THAT IS SCHEDULED SCHEDULED THIS SHOWS THAT’S THE 31,150 THIS SHOWS THAT’S THE 31,150 DOSES RECEIVED ARE EITHER DOSES RECEIVED ARE EITHER ADMINISTERED OR SCHEDULED ADMINISTERED OR SCHEDULED THAT’S A FACT THAT’S A FACT THE SECOND BAR HERE SHOWS OUR THE SECOND BAR HERE SHOWS OUR FEDERAL CONTROLLED LONG TERM FEDERAL CONTROLLED LONG TERM CARE PROGRAM CARE PROGRAM I MENTIONED THIS IN MY DIALOGUE I MENTIONED THIS IN MY DIALOGUE SO DID THE GOVERNOR SO DID THE GOVERNOR RIGHT THERE IT SHOWS THE AMOUNT RIGHT THERE IT SHOWS THE AMOUNT OF ADMINISTERED VERSUS OF ADMINISTERED VERSUS UNADMINISTER BUT SCHEDULED UNADMINISTER BUT SCHEDULED YOU WILL SEE HERE THAT RATE OF YOU WILL SEE HERE THAT RATE OF PACE IS LOWER THAN WHAT YOU SEE PACE IS LOWER THAN WHAT YOU SEE ON EITHER SIDE ON EITHER SIDE THAT’S BECAUSE THOSE ARE GOING A THAT’S BECAUSE THOSE ARE GOING A LITTLE BIT MORE SLOWLY WHICH IS LITTLE BIT MORE SLOWLY WHICH IS WHY WE ADD THE FEDERAL WHY WE ADD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ADD MORE PARTNERS GOVERNMENT TO ADD MORE PARTNERS TO CVS AND WALGREENS SO WE COULD TO CVS AND WALGREENS SO WE COULD MOVE THROUGH THE LONG TERM CARE MOVE THROUGH THE LONG TERM CARE POPULATION AND SKILLED NURSING POPULATION AND SKILLED NURSING CARE POPULATION IN OUR STATE CARE POPULATION IN OUR STATE MORE QUICKLY MORE QUICKLY IF YOU LOOK AT THE FAR GRAPH IT IF YOU LOOK AT THE FAR GRAPH IT SAYS MICHIGAN CONTROLLED SAYS MICHIGAN CONTROLLED THIS IS THE AMOUNT OF VACCINEES THIS IS THE AMOUNT OF VACCINEES THAT COME INTO OUR STATE THAT GO THAT COME INTO OUR STATE THAT GO OUT TO THOSE 1218 PROVIDERS THAT OUT TO THOSE 1218 PROVIDERS THAT WE HAVE INDICATED PREVIOUSLY WE HAVE INDICATED PREVIOUSLY WHAT YOU’LL SEE THERE IN THE WHAT YOU’LL SEE THERE IN THE BLUE, THAT’S THE AMOUNT OF SHOTS BLUE, THAT’S THE AMOUNT OF SHOTS THAT ARE ACTUALLY IN ARMS AND IN THAT ARE ACTUALLY IN ARMS AND IN THE YELLOW IT’S THE SHOTS THAT THE YELLOW IT’S THE SHOTS THAT ARE IN THE ARMS TO BE SCHEDULED ARE IN THE ARMS TO BE SCHEDULED OR HAVE ALREADY BEEN IN AN ARM OR HAVE ALREADY BEEN IN AN ARM BUT HAVEN’T YET BEEN REPORTED BUT HAVEN’T YET BEEN REPORTED BECAUSE THERE IS A 24 HOUR BECAUSE THERE IS A 24 HOUR DELAY DELAY THE OTHER PROBLEM WITH THE THE OTHER PROBLEM WITH THE MIDDLE BAR JUST SO YOU ALL KNOW MIDDLE BAR JUST SO YOU ALL KNOW IS THAT THE LONG TERM CARE IS THAT THE LONG TERM CARE PROGRAM THAT’S RUN BY THE PROGRAM THAT’S RUN BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THEY ONLY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THEY ONLY HAVE TO REPORT TWICE PER WEEK HAVE TO REPORT TWICE PER WEEK WE REACHED OUT TO BOTH CVS AND WE REACHED OUT TO BOTH CVS AND WALGREENS AND REQUESTED THEY WALGREENS AND REQUESTED THEY REPORT TO US ON A DAILY BASIS SO REPORT TO US ON A DAILY BASIS SO THAT WE CAN MANUALLY UPDATE THAT WE CAN MANUALLY UPDATE THAT THAT DID THAT ANSWER ALL YOUR DID THAT ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS, SIR? QUESTIONS, SIR? >> I’M STILL JUST A LITTLE >> I’M STILL JUST A LITTLE BIT — I APPRECIATE SHOWING BIT — I APPRECIATE SHOWING GRACE AND EVERYBODY IS WORKING GRACE AND EVERYBODY IS WORKING HARD HARD BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS KNOWING BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS KNOWING THERE COULD BE A VACCINE FOR THERE COULD BE A VACCINE FOR MONTHS AND RESIDENTS ARE A MONTHS AND RESIDENTS ARE A LITTLE BIT SURPRISED DESPITE LITTLE BIT SURPRISED DESPITE KNOWING ABOUT THE FACT THAT KNOWING ABOUT THE FACT THAT THERE COULD BE ONE FOR MONTHS THERE COULD BE ONE FOR MONTHS THAT THIS PERCEIVED DISPARITY THAT THIS PERCEIVED DISPARITY WHICH YOU’VE DONE A GOOD JOB WHICH YOU’VE DONE A GOOD JOB DISCUSSING, REMAINS DISCUSSING, REMAINS AND IT’S PERSISTENT AND IT’S PERSISTENT >> WELL, ANYWHERE WE DON’T HAVE >> WELL, ANYWHERE WE DON’T HAVE 100% OF SHOTS IN ARMS WITHIN A 100% OF SHOTS IN ARMS WITHIN A WEEKLY BASIS THAT IS A PROBLEM WEEKLY BASIS THAT IS A PROBLEM BUT OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THAT WE BUT OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THAT WE HAVE TO ALLOW THE SCHEDULING OF

HAVE TO ALLOW THE SCHEDULING OF THE APPOINTMENTS SO IT’S AN THE APPOINTMENTS SO IT’S AN ORDERLY PROCESS ORDERLY PROCESS WHAT YOU WILL SEE TOO IS THAT WHAT YOU WILL SEE TOO IS THAT CERTAINTY HELPS DRIVE RESULTS CERTAINTY HELPS DRIVE RESULTS CERTAINTY ALSO HELPS ALLOW THE CERTAINTY ALSO HELPS ALLOW THE PLANS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT FORTH PLANS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT FORTH TO BE IMPLEMENT TO BE IMPLEMENT AS WE GET MORE SUPPLY, YOU WILL AS WE GET MORE SUPPLY, YOU WILL CONTINUE TO SEE THESE NUMBERS GO CONTINUE TO SEE THESE NUMBERS GO UP CONSIDERABLY UP CONSIDERABLY AND SO, NOBODY IS WHERE WE WANT AND SO, NOBODY IS WHERE WE WANT TO BE AT THIS STATE TO BE AT THIS STATE WE ARE GETTING BETTER EACH AND WE ARE GETTING BETTER EACH AND EVERY DAY AND THE GREATER SUPPLY EVERY DAY AND THE GREATER SUPPLY THAT WE GET THE EASIER IT WILL THAT WE GET THE EASIER IT WILL BE TO GET THROUGH THAT ORIGINAL BE TO GET THROUGH THAT ORIGINAL PLAN OF 50,000 SHOTS IN TERMS PLAN OF 50,000 SHOTS IN TERMS PER DAY PER DAY >> HELLO GOVERNOR >> HELLO GOVERNOR I WAS WONDERING THE BIGGEST I WAS WONDERING THE BIGGEST QUESTION WE GET AND YOU KIND OF QUESTION WE GET AND YOU KIND OF TOUCHED ON IT IN ZACK’S ANSWER TOUCHED ON IT IN ZACK’S ANSWER WHAT IS GOING TO CHANGE BETWEEN WHAT IS GOING TO CHANGE BETWEEN NOW AND FEBRUARY 1ST WHERE NOW AND FEBRUARY 1ST WHERE PEOPLE CAN BE CONFIDENT AND IT’S PEOPLE CAN BE CONFIDENT AND IT’S NOT GOING TO BE EXTENDED PAST NOT GOING TO BE EXTENDED PAST THAT? THAT? >> WE’LL KEEP WATCHING THE >> WE’LL KEEP WATCHING THE NUMBERS NUMBERS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT IS THE VARIANT CONCERNED ABOUT IS THE VARIANT THE VIRUS HAS MUTATED IN THE THE VIRUS HAS MUTATED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM UNITED KINGDOM THERE IS A LAG BETWEEN A TEST THERE IS A LAG BETWEEN A TEST AND WHEN IT IS DETECTED AND WHEN IT IS DETECTED TALKING TO GOVERNOR CUOMO THE TALKING TO GOVERNOR CUOMO THE OTHER DAY AND HE SAID THEY SEND OTHER DAY AND HE SAID THEY SEND THEIR SAMPLES INTO THE CDC AND THEIR SAMPLES INTO THE CDC AND TAKES THEM TWO WEEKS TO CONFIRM TAKES THEM TWO WEEKS TO CONFIRM WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE THE WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE THE VARIANT AND OF COURSE THEY HAVE VARIANT AND OF COURSE THEY HAVE CONFIRMED THE VARIANT IS THERE CONFIRMED THE VARIANT IS THERE HOW MUCH IT’S SPREADING — IT HOW MUCH IT’S SPREADING — IT SPREADS INCREDIBLY FAST SPREADS INCREDIBLY FAST WE UNDER THE LEADERSHIP SET UP A WE UNDER THE LEADERSHIP SET UP A STATE LAB AND WE GET OUR RESULTS STATE LAB AND WE GET OUR RESULTS BACK A WEEK BACK A WEEK SO IT’S HALF THE TIME BUT WE’RE SO IT’S HALF THE TIME BUT WE’RE LOOKING FOR IT LOOKING FOR IT BUT WHEN THE THIS APPEARS IN BUT WHEN THE THIS APPEARS IN MICHIGAN IT WILL BE CONCERNING MICHIGAN IT WILL BE CONCERNING MOMENT MOMENT THAT’S WHY OUR EFFORTS TO TRY TO THAT’S WHY OUR EFFORTS TO TRY TO BUY BACK — TO TRY TO GET THE BUY BACK — TO TRY TO GET THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RELEASE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RELEASE THE VACCINEES TO AND AND GET THE THE VACCINEES TO AND AND GET THE CDC CHANGE THEIR POLICIES SO CDC CHANGE THEIR POLICIES SO MORE ARE ELIGIBLE MORE ARE ELIGIBLE WE ARE RACING TO TRY TO GET WE ARE RACING TO TRY TO GET VACCINEES IN ARMS BEFORE THIS VACCINEES IN ARMS BEFORE THIS VARIANT HAS — WE SEE COMMUNITY VARIANT HAS — WE SEE COMMUNITY SPREAD IN MICHIGAN SPREAD IN MICHIGAN IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS WE’LL IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS WE’LL CONTINUE TO WATCH THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO WATCH THE NUMBERS WE’LL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE WE’LL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE INDUSTRY AND I WANT TO THANK THE INDUSTRY AND I WANT TO THANK THE LICENSED ASSOCIATION FOR THEIR LICENSED ASSOCIATION FOR THEIR HELP HELP WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT CUSTOMERS WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT CUSTOMERS AND CUSTOMERS AND WORKFORCE AND CUSTOMERS AND WORKFORCE ALIKE KNOWS WHEN THE ALIKE KNOWS WHEN THE REENGAGEMENT HAPPENS THEY’RE REENGAGEMENT HAPPENS THEY’RE GOING TO BE SAFE GOING TO BE SAFE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IS VERY CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IS VERY IMPORTANT PART OF OUR ECONOMIC IMPORTANT PART OF OUR ECONOMIC RESURGENCE AND THAT’S SOMETHING RESURGENCE AND THAT’S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO BE FOCUSSED ON AS WE HAVE TO BE FOCUSSED ON AS WELL WELL >> OKAY, GOVERNOR NEXT QUESTION >> OKAY, GOVERNOR NEXT QUESTION COMES FROM TAYLOR COMES FROM TAYLOR >> HI, GOVERNOR >> HI, GOVERNOR GOOD AFTERNOON GOOD AFTERNOON MY QUESTION REGARDING WE HEARD MY QUESTION REGARDING WE HEARD IN THE LAST DAY OR TWO A LOT OF IN THE LAST DAY OR TWO A LOT OF MICHIGAN REPUBLICANS SAYING THEY MICHIGAN REPUBLICANS SAYING THEY ARE GOING TO THREATEN TO WITH ARE GOING TO THREATEN TO WITH HOLD FUNDING IF RESTAURANTS HOLD FUNDING IF RESTAURANTS AREN’T ALLOWED TO REOPEN AREN’T ALLOWED TO REOPEN QUIRKILY.QUIRK QUIRKILY.QUIRK QUICKLY QUICKLY ARE YOU SURPRISED TO HEAR THAT? ARE YOU SURPRISED TO HEAR THAT? >> I AM SURPRISED >> I AM SURPRISED THERE ARE MEMBERS OF THE THERE ARE MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE WHO WANTO OPEN UP LEGISLATURE WHO WANTO OPEN UP THREATS TO OPEN UP RESTAURANTS THREATS TO OPEN UP RESTAURANTS WHETHER IT’S A THREAT NOT TO SEE WHETHER IT’S A THREAT NOT TO SEE MY APPOINTEES TO GO THROUGH THE MY APPOINTEES TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OR THREAT NOT TO PUT PROCESS OR THREAT NOT TO PUT MONEY INTO THINGS LIKE OUR MONEY INTO THINGS LIKE OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR UNEMPLOYED SCHOOLS AND OUR UNEMPLOYED RESIDENTS, I THINK IT’S REALLY RESIDENTS, I THINK IT’S REALLY DANGEROUS AND IT’S REALLY DANGEROUS AND IT’S REALLY IRRESPONSIBLE IRRESPONSIBLE I’M HOPEFUL THAT THEY DON’T I’M HOPEFUL THAT THEY DON’T INTEND TO CARRY THESE THROUGH INTEND TO CARRY THESE THROUGH BECAUSE WE ARE WORKING TO BECAUSE WE ARE WORKING TO REENGAGE THE SERBGTER REENGAGE THE SERBGTER THEY’VE NEVER BEEN CLOSE THEY’VE NEVER BEEN CLOSE THEY HAVE TAKEOUT POSSIBILITIES THEY HAVE TAKEOUT POSSIBILITIES AND ABLE TO DO OUTDOOR DINING AND ABLE TO DO OUTDOOR DINING WE HAVE WORKED TO TRY TO HELP WE HAVE WORKED TO TRY TO HELP MEET THEIR FINANCIAL CONSTRAINT MEET THEIR FINANCIAL CONSTRAINT AS WE NAVIGATED THINGS AS WE NAVIGATED THINGS WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO WORK WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO WORK WE WANT THEM TO BE SUCCESSFUL WE WANT THEM TO BE SUCCESSFUL BUT THREATS FROM THE LEGISLATURE BUT THREATS FROM THE LEGISLATURE AROUND DECISIONS THAT HAVE TO BE AROUND DECISIONS THAT HAVE TO BE DRIVEN BY THE HEALTH OF OUR DRIVEN BY THE HEALTH OF OUR PEOPLE ARE PRECISE ILY LY WHAT W PEOPLE ARE PRECISE ILY LY WHAT W HAVE BEEN CONFRONTING THROUGH HAVE BEEN CONFRONTING THROUGH THE PROCESS THE PROCESS I’M HOPEFUL THAT THE LEGISLATURE I’M HOPEFUL THAT THE LEGISLATURE REALLY DOES NOT INTEND NOT TO REALLY DOES NOT INTEND NOT TO PUT MONEY INTO THESE IMPORTANT PUT MONEY INTO THESE IMPORTANT THINGS THINGS I’M HOPEFUL THAT THE LEGISLATURE I’M HOPEFUL THAT THE LEGISLATURE IS NOT GOING TO NOT SEE MY IS NOT GOING TO NOT SEE MY APPOINTEES TO THINGS LIKE CHILD APPOINTEES TO THINGS LIKE CHILD ABUSE NEGLECT PREVENTION BOARD ABUSE NEGLECT PREVENTION BOARD OR NORTHERN MICHIGAN OR WESTERN OR NORTHERN MICHIGAN OR WESTERN MICHIGAN, MICHIGAN TECH, CENTRAL MICHIGAN, MICHIGAN TECH, CENTRAL MICHIGAN GVSU MICHIGAN GVSU THESE APPOINTEES THAT MATTER AND THESE APPOINTEES THAT MATTER AND BOARDS THAT MATTER AIL ALL BOARDS THAT MATTER AIL ALL ACROSS THE STATE ACROSS THE STATE THE STATE TRONS PORTTATION THE STATE TRONS PORTTATION COMMISSION COMMISSION ALL OF THESE ARE IMPORTANT ALL OF THESE ARE IMPORTANT APPOINTMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN APPOINTMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN THREATENED AS WELL THREATENED AS WELL ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN PAYING ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN PAYING ATTENTION KNOWS WE’LL STAY ATTENTION KNOWS WE’LL STAY FOCUSSED ON THE SCIENCE AND THE

FOCUSSED ON THE SCIENCE AND THE DATA DATA WE’LL MAKE DECISIONS THAT ARE IN WE’LL MAKE DECISIONS THAT ARE IN THE BEST PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE THE BEST PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE AND THREATS PEOPLE OF THE STATE AND THREATS DON’T CHANGE THAT DON’T CHANGE THAT IT JUST ACTUALLY MAKES IT MORE IT JUST ACTUALLY MAKES IT MORE DANGEROUS FOR ALL OF US WHEN DANGEROUS FOR ALL OF US WHEN THEY POLITICIZE THIS SO BADLY THEY POLITICIZE THIS SO BADLY >> GOT TIME FOR A COUPLE MORE >> GOT TIME FOR A COUPLE MORE QUESTIONS QUESTIONS SO, WE’LL GO TO CRAIG WITH THE SO, WE’LL GO TO CRAIG WITH THE DETROIT NEWS DETROIT NEWS >> HEY, GOVERNOR >> HEY, GOVERNOR THANKS FOR TAKING MY QUESTION THANKS FOR TAKING MY QUESTION I’M CURIOUS WHAT YOUR RESPONSE I’M CURIOUS WHAT YOUR RESPONSE IS TO THE LETTER THAT LANSING IS TO THE LETTER THAT LANSING MAYOR SENT YOU YESTERDAY ASKING MAYOR SENT YOU YESTERDAY ASKING YOU TO GET THE NATIONAL GUARD YOU TO GET THE NATIONAL GUARD PREPARED TO COME TO LANSING PREPARED TO COME TO LANSING POTENTIALLY ON SUNDAY POTENTIALLY ON SUNDAY THANK YOU THANK YOU >> I HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH >> I HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH MAYOR SHORE AND I CAN JUST TELL MAYOR SHORE AND I CAN JUST TELL YOU THAT WHAT WE ARE SEEING PLAY YOU THAT WHAT WE ARE SEEING PLAY OUT ACROSS OUR COUNTRY IS DEEPLY OUT ACROSS OUR COUNTRY IS DEEPLY CONCERNING CONCERNING THE INSURGENCY THAT HAPPENED AT THE INSURGENCY THAT HAPPENED AT THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL THAT THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL THAT LEAD TO THE DEATH OF CAPITOL LEAD TO THE DEATH OF CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER AND A NUMBER OF POLICE OFFICER AND A NUMBER OF OTHERS AND THE BOMB THREAT THAT OTHERS AND THE BOMB THREAT THAT WAS MADE HERE AT OUR OWN CAPITOL WAS MADE HERE AT OUR OWN CAPITOL ARE AIMED TO INTIMIDATE AND TO ARE AIMED TO INTIMIDATE AND TO THREATEN OUR DEMOCRACY AND OUR THREATEN OUR DEMOCRACY AND OUR DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES I IT CAN TELL YOU PERSONALLY I I IT CAN TELL YOU PERSONALLY I KNOW THE FEELINGS THAT ACCOMPANY KNOW THE FEELINGS THAT ACCOMPANY SUCH THREATS AND I WANT TO SUCH THREATS AND I WANT TO ASSURE ALL PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN ASSURE ALL PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN THESE WILL NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY THESE WILL NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY I’VE BEEN IN CONTINUAL I’VE BEEN IN CONTINUAL CONVERSATION WITH OUR PARTNERS CONVERSATION WITH OUR PARTNERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT SO THAT WE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT SO THAT WE CAN ENSURE THE SAFETY OF LANSING CAN ENSURE THE SAFETY OF LANSING RESIDENTS AS WELL AS THE RESIDENTS AS WELL AS THE SECURITY OF THE DOWNTOWN AREA SECURITY OF THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND THE CAPITOL COMPLEX AND THE CAPITOL COMPLEX MICHIGAN STATE POLICE IS LEADING MICHIGAN STATE POLICE IS LEADING IN COORDINATING WITH THE IN COORDINATING WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD AS WELL AS THE NATIONAL GUARD AS WELL AS THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND THE LANSING POLICE DEPARTMENT LANSING POLICE DEPARTMENT SO, I HAVE GOT CONFIDENCE IN THE SO, I HAVE GOT CONFIDENCE IN THE WORK THAT WE ARE DOING WORK THAT WE ARE DOING WE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY WE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AND IT’S NOT TO SAY THAT THERE AND IT’S NOT TO SAY THAT THERE IS AN IMPENDING THREAT BUT THAT IS AN IMPENDING THREAT BUT THAT WE ARE PREPARED TO RESPOND TO WE ARE PREPARED TO RESPOND TO ONE ACCORDINGLY AND I’LL KEEP MY ONE ACCORDINGLY AND I’LL KEEP MY EYE ON IT AND I’LL KEEP YOU EYE ON IT AND I’LL KEEP YOU INFORMED AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE INFORMED AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE WEEKEND WEEKEND >> WE’LL GO TO RACHEL WITH W M M >> WE’LL GO TO RACHEL WITH W M M T T >> GOVERNOR THIS IS RACHEL >> GOVERNOR THIS IS RACHEL LOUISE JUST LOUISE JUST I AM JUST WANTING YOU TO CLARIFY I AM JUST WANTING YOU TO CLARIFY WHAT EXACTLY YOU MEAN BY YOU’RE WHAT EXACTLY YOU MEAN BY YOU’RE WORKING WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD WORKING WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD DO YOU PLAN TO HAVE THEM BROUGHT DO YOU PLAN TO HAVE THEM BROUGHT IN AT SOME POINT AND WHAT DAYS IN AT SOME POINT AND WHAT DAYS WOULD YOU HAVE THAT HAPPEN? WOULD YOU HAVE THAT HAPPEN? AND PIGS TKPWEU BACKING OFF AND PIGS TKPWEU BACKING OFF THAT, DO YOU AGREE WITH ATTORNEY THAT, DO YOU AGREE WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL ’S TWEETS SAYING THAT GENERAL ’S TWEETS SAYING THAT THE CAPITOL IS NOT SAFE RIGHT THE CAPITOL IS NOT SAFE RIGHT NOW NOW >> THE STATE POLICE HAVE SECURED >> THE STATE POLICE HAVE SECURED THE KP TOTAL CAPITOL AND I HAVE THE KP TOTAL CAPITOL AND I HAVE CONFIDENCE WE’LL BE ABLE TO CONFIDENCE WE’LL BE ABLE TO SECOND, YOU KNOW, THE MICHIGAN SECOND, YOU KNOW, THE MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARDING IN NATIONAL GUARDING IN COORDINATION WITH THE MICHIGAN COORDINATION WITH THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE AND LANSING POLICE STATE POLICE AND LANSING POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT BEYOND THAT WE DO NOT AS A BEYOND THAT WE DO NOT AS A GENERAL MATTER SHARE MORE GENERAL MATTER SHARE MORE INTRICATE DETAILS ABOUT WHAT THE INTRICATE DETAILS ABOUT WHAT THE PREPARATIONS LOOK LIKE PREPARATIONS LOOK LIKE I CAN JUST SAY WE ARE PREPARED I CAN JUST SAY WE ARE PREPARED SOME SOMETHING SHOULD ARISE AND SOME SOMETHING SHOULD ARISE AND HOPEFUL THAT IT DOES NOT HOPEFUL THAT IT DOES NOT >> GREAT, GOVERNOR THE LAST >> GREAT, GOVERNOR THE LAST QUESTION QUESTION >> GOVERNOR, CAN YOU TELL US, DO >> GOVERNOR, CAN YOU TELL US, DO YOU HAVE ANY CREDIBLE THREATS OF YOU HAVE ANY CREDIBLE THREATS OF VIOLENCE AT OUR STATE CAPITOL OR VIOLENCE AT OUR STATE CAPITOL OR IS THIS JUST SPECULATION? IS THIS JUST SPECULATION? I CAN SAY THAT THERE IS A LOT OF I CAN SAY THAT THERE IS A LOT OF CHATTER THAT IS BEING MONITORED CHATTER THAT IS BEING MONITORED BY FEDERAL PARTNERS AND STATE BY FEDERAL PARTNERS AND STATE RESOURCES RESOURCES AS FOR SPECIFIC THREAT THERE’S AS FOR SPECIFIC THREAT THERE’S NOT ANY TO MY KNOWLEDGE NOT ANY TO MY KNOWLEDGE BUT WE CAN SEE THAT THE BUT WE CAN SEE THAT THE CONVERSATION NATIONALLY IS CONVERSATION NATIONALLY IS FOCUSSED ON 17TH AND WE’RE GOING FOCUSSED ON 17TH AND WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO STAY CLOSE TO OUR TO CONTINUE TO STAY CLOSE TO OUR FEDERAL PARTNERS AS WE ARE FEDERAL PARTNERS AS WE ARE THINKING ABOUT HOW WE ENSURE THE THINKING ABOUT HOW WE ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE CAPITOL COMPLEX SAFETY OF THE CAPITOL COMPLEX AND WORKING CLOSELY WITH POLICE AND WORKING CLOSELY WITH POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ACROSS