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WATCH: Duggan addresses COVID-19 response, Stimulus Checks

Mayor Mike Duggan
Posted at 1:31 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 17:38:50-04

(WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is set to address the latest developments in the city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Duggan is set to update the city's testing efforts, as well as how the city is helping Detroiters access their federal Stimulus Check. This includes a partnership with Chase Bank, which will cash paper checks for free for people who do not have a bank account.

We will be live blogging what Duggan says below:

2:10 p.m.

Officials have set up a button on the city's website for people who need help with their Stimulus Checks: https://detroitmi.gov/departments/detroit-health-department/programs-and-services/communicable-disease/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-city-resources#stimulus-check

2:04 p.m.

Duggan says they are scheduling testing for 5,000 people, including 1,000 postal workers. He also says that by next week they are expecting to test 1,500 people by the middle of next week.

2:03 p.m.

Duggan says they are encouraging everyone in the city to keep wearing a mask, because the virus is being spread by people who don't think they're sick. He says the key moving forward is testing people without symptoms.

2:02 p.m.

Duggan says the city is at a plateau, where the numbers of new patients is basically flat. Duggan says this shows Governor Whitmer's orders were the right thing to do.

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