Macomb County Executive Hackel Will Not Seek Extension Of State Of Emergency

Mt. Clemens, MI - Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel has announced that unless there is a reversal in the trend lines, he will not be asking the Board of Commissioners to extend the County’s State of Emergency which is set to expire on June 26, 2020.

“Everyone in the community has worked extremely hard to flatten the curve of this pandemic,” Hackel said.  “It has been an exemplary response.  But we have to remember that flattening the curve does not mean that the virus has gone away.  Safeguards must remain in place in order to avoid a second wave.”

The seven day average of reported cases of COVID-19 peaked in Macomb County during the first week of April when 46% of residents tested showed positive results.  That average has dropped to 2.8%.  Through June 5, the County experienced 6,853 COVID cases with 827 deaths.  The County has experienced an average of five or less deaths per day during the past three weeks.

“This pandemic has been a generational tragedy,” Hackel said.  “But it has also produced countless heroes.  From health care professionals and first responders, to parents educating their children and citizens strictly following public health orders, there is plenty of credit to go around.”

Even though the emergency declaration will be lifted, the County will continue its efforts to bolster the social and economic recovery.  Hackel advised residents and local businesses to check the County’s website www.macombgov.org for programs that may benefit them.  The information is updated daily.

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