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WATCH: Detroit mayor to talk about COVID-19 testing of barbershop, salon workers

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Posted at 1:29 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 14:24:20-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan updated the COVID-19 testing of barbershop and salon workers over the weekend during a Monday news conference.

Duggan also talked about the city's Juneteenth celebration, which includes a daily Facebook Live conversation during this week.

Last week, the city announced all workers at salons, spas and more could get a free 15-minute COVID-19 test ahead of Monday's opening of barbershops, salons and other businesses.

We are blogging what he says below:

2:20 p.m.

Duggan addresses removing the statue of Christopher Columbus, saying it was the right move. The future of the statue will be addresses.

2:18 p.m.

Duggan says the COVID-19 rate has risen a little since they began opening up, but he says the key will be managing the situation so any rise is small.

2:16 p.m.

Duggan is now addressing the reopening of the salons and barbershops. He says all customers should be asking to see the stickers that indicating the staff has been tested.

2:14 p.m.

Duggan says Woodward will be closed from Larned to Congress so it can be painted by young artists before the Juneteenth celebration on Friday. It will be closed from Tuesday 6 pm to Monday 6 am.

2:08 p.m.

Duggan is now addressing Juneteenth in Detroit. He says the city has an entire week of events scheduled this week to celebrate. You can find a complete list here: https://detroitmi.gov/departments/civil-rights-inclusion-opportunity-department

2:06 p.m.

Duggan says the city has passed 50,000 tests for COVID-19 since they began testing.

2:03 p.m.

Duggan starts by addressing auto insurance in Michigan, saying next month people in the state will be able to change their insurance so they can lower their costs.

Related: City of Detroit announces weeklong Juneteenth celebration including conversations on culture

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