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WATCH: Mayor Duggan to announce plan to establish 'COVID-free' workplaces

Mayor Mike Duggan
Posted at 2:20 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 16:35:11-04

(WXYZ) — In his daily briefing, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced a new plan to test workers at essential businesses operating in the city.

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4:13 p.m.

Duggan says "In the city of Detroit, we are beating this thing."

4:11 p.m.

Duggan says they have tested 2,000 city employees. He also says all city employees who are essential will be able to call and schedule a test beginning Monday.

4:10 p.m.

Duggan says they will begin offering testing for all essential employees at businesses that are open starting Monday. If an essential business contacts them and requests testing for all of their employees, they will make it available at the testing site.

4:07 p.m

Duggan says they have now traced 98 deaths to nursing homes in the city.

4:06 p.m.

Duggan says there are now 21 people being treated at the TCF Center

4:00 p.m.

Brenda Jones begins today's briefing, having recovered from COVID-19. She says she has been tested and had a clean bill of health.

The mayor's plan is to establish "COVID-free" workplaces.

There will also be an update on the nursing home COVID-19 crisis.

Duggan will be joined by Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair and City Council President Brenda Jones.

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