Multiple Michigan Lawmakers Wear Bulletproof Vests as Armed Protesters Storm State Capitol in Protest

"The more that they’re out and about, the more likely they are to spread COVID-19 [the disease caused by the coronavirus] and the more likely we’re going to have to take this posture for a longer period of time," she told CNN.

Michigan has been one of the states hit hardest during the pandemic. As of Thursday afternoon, there are at least 41,379 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,789 deaths related to the virus in the state.

Nationwide, there are more than one million confirmed cases.

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