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Auto show cancelled, TCF Center to be COVID-19 field hospital

Mercedes Mejia/Michigan Radio
Reed Bigland, Head of Dodge Brand reveals the new 2013 Dodge Dart at the Detroit Auto Show.

The 2020 North American International Auto Show in Detroit has been canceled.

The Federal Emergency Management Administration says it will use the TCF Center as a field hospital for COVID-19 cases for at least six months.

The auto show was scheduled to begin on June 7th.

Michigan health officials say more than 46-hundred people have tested positive for COVID-19, and health care workers say Henry Ford, D-M-C and Beaumont hospitals are nearly at capacity.  

The TCF Center, which used to be called Cobo Hall, is one of many sites the Army Corps of Engineers inspected as a possible field hospital.

Organizers told show sponsors in a memo Saturday that the show will still take place in June of 2021.


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