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Published 3/11/2020
7:57pm

Moolenaar Statement on Coronavirus Cases in Michigan

Congressman: COVID-19 Is Serious Public Health Concern

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Last night, the state of Michigan announced the state’s first cases of the Coronavirus.

Congressman John Moolenaar made the following statement on the news:

“The Coronavirus is a serious public health concern, and while the immediate risk is low, residents should follow the simple advice of public health experts to limit their risk and prevent the spread of the virus. In Congress, I recently voted for funding that will help Michigan’s state and local governments respond to the virus and I continue to the monitor developments in our state and across the nation.”

The CDC has resources for Michigan residents to learn more, including steps to prevent the virus and answers to frequently asked questions about the virus.

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3/8/2020 Update

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