While traveling on a much needed mental health vacation to a remote cabin on a beautiful out of state lake, my wife and I were able to listen to Governor Whitmer as she laid out her return to school plan. While tuning in a few minutes late, I listened intently until she turned over the podium to her healthcare expert.
Feeling good, we referred to her document that was posted on the Michigan.gov website. My wife read all of the phases out loud while I was driving and quite frankly, it made sense and looked good. I thought, we are in phase 4 and upper Michigan and the UP are in phase 5. Everything will be well, as long as we don’t slip backward!
Upon arriving at our stop-over destination somewhere in upstate New York, I quickly realized I had missed the question and answer period of the press conference. Apparently the Governor suggested football and some other sports flip seasons, with football being played in the spring. What on earth happened? We read the complete document! Did we miss something?
I also checked my email and I have been invited to a zoom AD’s meeting with MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl. I also see that the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association, which I am a member, is having a meeting as well. While everyone is now scrambling, it seems like the Governor had scored a TD, but ended up punting on 1st and goal. It doesn’t make sense.
Now I am not trying to be political, that is not what this website is about, but I was left scratching my head. Maybe since I was out of the loop for 8 hours, I missed something. I’m a little confused
I’m not questioning the health and safety of anything and I’m not suggesting anything one way or the other regarding Covid-19. I am simply confused.
Here is a link to the document that Governor Whitmer referred to Michigan.gov Hopefully the link is working. The website was not fully downloading earlier. I suggest you read for yourself and draw your own conclusions. Most of what I have read in the media is not full details.