Michigan asks for federal aid in response to COVID-19 surge

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Health and Hospital Association is working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to request the United States Department of Defense for emergency assistance in the fight against COVID-19 in Michigan.

A spokesperson for the Health and Hospital Association says the request is aimed at nurses, respiratory therapists and doctors. The request was reportedly made Tuesday by Michigan State Secretary of Health Elizabeth Hertel.

The spokesperson says Minnesota and Colorado have also made similar requests.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said new COVID management measures will be coming out of the state soon.

The governor and her government have not issued any mandates or restrictions so far.

7 Action News has contacted the state for comment on the request and is awaiting a response.

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