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WATCH: Duggan to address COVID-19 testing expansion, employment opportunities

Mayor Mike Duggan
Posted at 1:58 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 14:42:25-04

(WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is set to address expanding COVID-19 testing at the Michigan State Fairground and employment opportunities within the Detroit Police Department during his coronavirus update.

We will be live blogging what he says below:

2:18 p.m.

While addressing recent high profile racial incidents, Duggan says they are higher 300 police officers in Detroit. He says they are looking for people from the community to apply to help bridge the divide between the police and the citizens.

2:11 p.m.

Duggan says they are opening testing at the fairground to everyone in Southeastern Michigan who wants one. You just have to call 313-230-0505 to set up an appointment. The availability is already open to everyone.

2:10 p.m

Duggan says the city of Detroit has embraced social distancing and masked to a degree that has dropped the city's infection rate below that of the suburbs.

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