LANSING, Mich. (Great Lakes News) – According to our media partners at MIRS, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Florida last month to visit her father.

“Her dad was fully vaccinated, and the governor is tested regularly and has never tested positive for COVID,” a Whitmer official told MIRS. She noted the governor traveled at her own expense and did not utilize state resources.

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The news of Whitmer’s travels come after two top aides, MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel and Trish Foster, the staffer in charge of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, traveled to Florida and Alabama respectively for spring break. Their trips came while their boss begged Michiganders to stay home for spring break.

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