Category Archives: COVID-19

Detroit Tigers to Safely Welcome Fans Back to Comerica Park

Detroit Tigers to Safely Welcome Fans Back to Comerica Park

Photo: Gregory Shamus / Getty DETROIT, March 17, 2020 ~ In a press release today, the Detroit Tigers announced that they will be making available approximately 8,200 tickets for their Thursday, April 1 opening day game against the Cleveland Indians. The statement indicated that tickets would be available on Tigers.com beginning Thursday, March 25, with…

TCF Center Employee Arrested for Stealing COVID-19 Vaccines

TCF Center Employee Arrested for Stealing COVID-19 Vaccines

DETROIT, March 17, 2021 ~ An employee, believed to be a nurse, working at TCF Center in Detroit was arrested Monday for stealing two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Chief Operating Officer Hakim Berry said the woman was caught by another employee pocketing the two syringes. The vaccines were confiscated by law enforcement when the…

Appointment Scheduling Begins for New Ford Field Vaccination Site

Appointment Scheduling Begins for New Ford Field Vaccination Site

LANSING, MI, March 15, 2021 ~ Beginning March 15, residents can schedule appointments for the new vaccination site opening at Ford Field on March 24.  The clinic, announced by the State of Michigan and White House, will provide 6,000 COVID-19 vaccinations per day. Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist said these are additional doses intended for Ford…

Governor Whitmer Announces Vaccine Eligibility Expands April 5 to Ages 16 and Above

Governor Whitmer Announces Vaccine Eligibility Expands April 5 to Ages 16 and Above

LANSING, MI, March 12, 2021 ~ Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that all Michigan residents age 16 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination as of April 5, almost a month ahead of the May 1 date promised President Biden Thursday evening. In the same announcement, Governor Whitmer stated that an eight-week vaccination site…

Congress Passes Biden’s $1.9T COVID-19 Relief Bill

Congress Passes Biden’s $1.9T COVID-19 Relief Bill

Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty WASHINGTON DC, March 10, 2021 ~ Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion dollar COVID-19 relief bill with a vote of 220 to 211.  The legislation is on its way to the President’s desk, who will sign the bill Friday. “This is a critical moment in our…

Mayor Mike Duggan Delivers State of The City Address

Mayor Mike Duggan Delivers State of The City Address

Photo: Bill Pugliano / Getty DETROIT, March 9, 2021 ~ Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will deliver his 8th State of the City address at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday night.  The speech will take place inside the new $1.6B Stellanis assembly plant, which the Mayor’s office says “will soon employ thousands of Detroiters.“ According to Mayor Duggan and his…

Governor Whitmer Encourages Detroiters to Take Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Governor Whitmer Encourages Detroiters to Take Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Photo: JIM WATSON / AFP via Getty LANSING, March 8, 2021 ~ Governor Gretchen Whitmer is going to take whichever vaccine is available, and is encouraging Detroiters to be open to the same.  Sunday on CNN she stated that all three vaccines were “safe and effective,” including the recently-approved vaccine from Johnson & Johnson. “I will…

Effective Friday, Venues and Gatherings Allowed Increased Capacity

Effective Friday, Venues and Gatherings Allowed Increased Capacity

Photo: Carlos Osorio-Pool / Getty DETROIT, March 2, 2021 ~ On Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s latest epidemic order goes into effect, increasing capacity at venues statewide. Indoor dining capacity has been raised to 50 percent, with an extended 11:00 p.m. curfew. Retail stores are allowed to reach a maximum of 50 percent capacity as well. Gyms…

New Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Approved For Distribution

New Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Approved For Distribution

WASHINGTON DC, March 1, 2021 ~ Saturday, Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine gained regulatory clearance from both the Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Disease Control.  The pharmaceuticals maker has begun shipping its first doses, with four million currently in transit. “We think literally within about the next 24 to 48 hours, Americans should start receiving shots in arms,” Johnson…

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expanded in Michigan

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expanded in Michigan

DETROIT, February 16, 2021 ~ Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations is expanding in Michigan. Currently, healthcare workers, those in long term care facilities, and residents 65 and older are eligible for the vaccine.  Providers with plans to remove barriers-to-access are allowed to request for their patients who are 60 and older. In an announcement, the Michigan…

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