Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is choosing to house COVID-positive seniors in nursing homes with those who are healthy.
Nearly 90% of all Michigan deaths from COVID-19 are residents aged 60 years and older, so nursing homes house an especially vulnerable population.
Thankfully, there is bipartisan support to stop this practice immediately.
Senate Bill 956 would prevent COVID-positive patients from being housed with COVID-negative patients. It passed out of the Michigan Senate with Republican and Democratic votes and now sits in the House.