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Whitmer Continues Failed School Closure Policy

LANSING, Mich., December 11, 2020 – Despite mounting evidence from domestic and international medical experts refuting COVID related school closures, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and her administration continue to impose their failed closure policies across Michigan.

In late November, Fox News reported that Dr. Fauci believed we should “keep the children in school and get them back to school.”, with the article saying he noted, “that the spread of COVID-19 between children was ‘low,’ especially compared to other areas.”. This science has been backed up by international studies as well, with the German Department of Labor releasing a report which saw no increased rates of infections amongst children in Germany and other European nations.

“Governor Whitmer has made a habit of implementing policies that run contrary to what the experts are saying, and her school closure policies are no exception.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “The science shows her school closure policies could do immeasurable damage to children’s developmental and emotional health. The Michigan Republican Party continues to call on Governor Whitmer to listen to the experts and allow our kids to go back to school before the damage is irreversible.”