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City of Detroit offering to test essential workers for COVID-19

Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater
U.S. Air Force

Starting Monday, the city of Detroit is offering COVID-19 testing for essential workers who do not have symptoms of the disease.

Mayor Mike Duggan says the state fairgrounds drive-thru testing site has more capacity now that surrounding counties have expanded their own testing. 

Duggan says he wants Detroit to be the first city in America to assure employers that their essential workers are not infected. 

“I want every business in the city of Detroit to know that if you have to be open because you’re essential that we will test all of your employees,” says Duggan. 

Duggan says the city is prioritizing food handling businesses.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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