City of Detroit planning to crack down on COVID-19 testing for grocery store employees

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 15:33:12-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said the city plans to crack down on grocery stores.

Duggan said during a press conference on Friday that he is "very disappointed" at the attitude of some owners about getting employees tested.

"I'm just not going to put up with it," Duggan said.

He said that by Monday, May 11, every grocery store in the city should be able to demonstrate that every single employee has a recent negative COVID-19 test.

The Detroit Health Department is planning to issue a formal order.

"There's no excuse," Duggan said. "We can test you in a few days at the fairgrounds at no cost."

Duggan said that if grocery store employees do not get tested, the city will take appropriate legal action.

"If you aren't committed to the safety of your customers, I'm going to make sure you aren't continuing to operate in this city."

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