WATCH: Duggan announces expanded 15-minute COVID-testing in Detroit

Posted at 1:58 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 14:55:01-04

(WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan gave another update on the coronavirus on Wednesday afternoon.

Duggan will announce the expansion of the 15-minute COVID-19 test to all Detroit bar and restaurant workers, and talk about how Detroiters can get assistance obtaining stimulus checks.

Duggan also will introduce the artist selected to install a new art project on Woodward Avenue for the city's annual Juneteenth celebration.

We will be blogging what he says below:

2:28 p.m.

Officials revealed that the painting students are doing on Woodward will say "Power to the People." It was designed and is being overseen by Detroit artist Hubert Massey.

2:20 p.m.

Duggan says any Detroiter who needs help filing their taxes by the July deadline, which would also help them get their federal stimulus payment if they haven't already received it, should contact the Accounting Aid Society. The help is being provided as part of federal COVID funding.

2:12 p.m.

Duggan announces the city is working to help people at risk of being evicted after the state's eviction moratorium ends at the end of the month.

2:09 p.m.

Duggan announces the details on how all Detroit restaurant and bar employees will be able to get a COVID-19 test beginning tomorrow. The testing will be available on Mack Avenue Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You will need to make an appointment ahead of time.

2:06 p.m.

Duggan cites the map showing Michigan and New York are the only states on track to have COVID-19 under control. He credits Governor Whitmer's orders with getting us to this point.

2:00 p.m.

Duggan begins by speaking about auto insurance reform and reiterating that he will be giving a presentation over the city's cable system Thursday night.

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