Governor Whitmer says the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services could be issuing more COVID-19 guidelines as soon as today as the state now leads the nation in new cases. Whitmer says state officials know hospital workers are exhausted and understaffed, adding that makes getting vaccinated for the virus even more important. She has not had the same authority to issue mandates as she did in March 2020 due to a Michigan Supreme Court ruling, but says vaccines are now available and safe.