The past two months have been a difficult and challenging time for Michiganders. We have gone from two confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the state six weeks ago to more than 33,000 cases April 22. The rapid spread of the virus has caused concern for residents in numerous ways.
Our foremost concern, of course, is for the health and safety of ourselves and our loved ones. We have done a good job as a state taking the necessary precautions to prevent us from contracting the disease. But some of these steps -- especially our staying at home -- have led to situations causing other fears.