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Watch What They Do: Cell Phones Show Michigan Residents Travelling More

Despite a Whitmer 'stay at home' message on gas pump ads

On May 12, the New York Times reported a week-to-week analysis of cell phone data showed that Michigan experienced the largest percentage increase in the country in the number people travelling despite an epidemic stay-at-home order.

If correct, the finding could suggest that public support is eroding for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, which had been in effect 55 days as of May 17.

As they traveled this weekend, Michigan residents may have seen another stay-at-home reminder from the Governor in the form of a video on gas station pump ad screens.

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