Detroit shifts COVID vaccination appointments from Tuesday to Saturday as major snow expected across area

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 14:29:27-05

DETROIT (WXYZ)  — The City of Detroit is preparing for the days ahead as Southeast Michigan braces for major snowfall Monday evening into Tuesday.


Mayor Mike Duggan announced Monday that the city is shifting COVID vaccination appointments scheduled for Tuesday to Saturday. The 3,000 appointments have already been rescheduled. The second-dose appointments for March 16 will remain unchanged. The city says the appointment will be at the same time on the new date. If there is a conflict for an individual regarding the rescheduling, they are asked to call 313-230-0505 to schedule another day for next week.

“We felt this was right approach to deal with the fact that getting to TCF tomorrow could be very difficult for a lot of people,” said Mayor Mike Duggan in a press release. “Rather than have to reschedule a lot of people who might miss their appointment weeks down the road, it just made sense to shift everyone at once to a day weather should not be an issue.”

Duggan is also asking Detroit residents to move all parked cars from city streets by 6 p.m. on Monday to let the plows clear the snow.

The City said they use a three-level system for snow removal during the winter weather and that contractors will complete all residential streets within 24 hours.

From the City of Detroit:

Here is what residents can expect tonight and tomorrow:

  • DPW crews will plow and salt on major thoroughfares.
  • Bike lanes will be cleared after vehicle travel lanes have all been removed of snow; accumulated snow in bike lanes will be pushed to the closest intersection and hauled away.
  • The following contractors will be deployed to plow residential streets
    • District 1 – Jordan Landscaping
    • District 2 – Jordan Landscaping
    • District 3 – A-Team Snow & Ice Control
    • District 4 – Payne Landscaping
    • District 5 – Gibralter Construction
    • District 6 – Gibralter Construction
    • District 7 – A-Team Snow & Ice Control