ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Friday, June 12, 2020

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on June 12, 2020 at 8:29 p.m. (WDIV)

Canada, US border closure: Here’s what to know

DETROIT – Non-essential travel between the United States and Canada has been banned since March amid the coronavirus pandemic. The border crossing ban began March 21 and was extended another 30 days in April. The border is remaining closed to non-essential travel through at least June 21. Travel restrictions still do not apply to healthcare workers, trade and people going to and from work.

Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 59,621; Death toll now at 5,745

4 Fast Facts

  • Several cities around Metro Detroit are closing downtown streets to drivers and giving restaurants more space for outdoor dining. Click here to read more.
  • The Michigan Department of State’s Bureau of Elections has launched an online platform to provide voters with another method of digitally submitting their absent voter ballot application. Click here to read more.
  • People claim a FedEx distribution center in Oak Park has their packages trapped inside the building. Click here to read more.
  • In a Friday afternoon announcement Gov. Whitmer said summer camps and youth sports could resume starting Monday, June 15th. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

How to talk to your children about racism

As we wrap up another emotional week of angry protests in cities across the country, worried parents are struggling with how to protect their children from seeing the violence and also talk to them about racism.

What does Quicken Loans plan to go public mean

Quicken Loans quickly grew from a start-up to one of Detroit’s largest employers. Now that there’s talk about the company planning to go public, what does that mean for the city of Detroit?

Right now, Quicken Loans -- the nation’s largest mortgage lender -- is a private company downed by Dan Gilbert.

Firefighter whose mom died at Sinai-Grace responds to lawsuit against hospital

A firefighter who lost his mother to COVID-19 at Sinai-Grace Hospital is weighing in on the lawsuit filed by four fired nurses.

Alfonzo May said hearing about the lawsuit was like reopening an old would. The lawsuit claims people died during the coronavirus outbreak because the hospital was too short-staffed.

18 restaurants, bars reopen in Greektown

Restaurants across Michigan have been reopening this week, but it hasn’t been an easy decision for some. Some districts, such as Detroit’s Greektown, are known for being jam-packed with crowds. That makes for a tricky balancing act between having fun and social distancing.

Community leaders meet with Warren police

Local leaders of the National Action Network were in Warren Friday to sit-down with police commissioner Bill Dwyer. The meeting comes after the violent arrest of 23-year-old Amazon driver Jaylen Bond.

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Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.