Nightside Report Oct. 18, 2021: CDC issues new COVID holiday guidelines after previous recommendation sparked backlash, Woman arrested in hit-and-run crash that killed 2 on Detroit’s west side

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CDC released new holiday guidelines (WDIV)

CDC issues new COVID holiday guidelines after ‘virtual celebrations’ recommendation sparked backlash

DETROIT – The CDC issued new holiday guidelines for COVID safety after its previous recommendation for “virtual celebrations” sparked widespread backlash.

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention was criticized earlier this month after guidelines posted on its website called for virtual and outdoor gatherings this holiday season.

CDC officials later said those guidelines were “outdated” and took them down.

New guidelines have been posted, and they’re much more practical. They acknowledge the fact that more American families are going to gather together and celebrate this year.

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The latest: Michigan reports 8,496 new COVID cases, 46 deaths -- average of 2,832 cases per day

Metro Detroit weather: 3 nice days to start workweek

It’s back to full sunshine in Metro Detroit, and when we throw above-normal temperatures back into the mix, that adds up to three nice days to start our workweek.

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4 Fast Facts

  • A 30-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed two women this weekend on Detroit’s west side, police said. Click here to read more.
  • Protest group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) announced that it plans to sue Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration and Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), demanding that the state follow California and implement vaccine requirements in schools. Click here to read more.
  • Neighborhood police officers Dario Sharp and Troy Wesley recall the crucial moments they had to spring into action to revive a runner who nearly died at the Detroit Free Press Marathon. The event took place Sunday. Click here to read more.
  • Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the former chief medical executive for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, has been named the vice president and chief health equity officer of CVS Health. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Trump files lawsuit to keep Jan. 6 documents from Congress

Former President Donald Trump on Monday sought to block the release of documents related to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection to a House committee investigating the attack, challenging President Joe Biden’s initial decision to waive executive privilege.

In a federal lawsuit, Trump said the committee’s August request was “almost limitless in scope,” and sought many records that weren’t connected to the siege. He called it a “vexatious, illegal fishing expedition” that was “untethered from any legitimate legislative purpose,” according to the papers filed in federal court in the District of Columbia.

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Henry Ford Hospital warning public of scammer using its phone number

Scammers are evolving with technology. Now even a phone call from a trusted number may not be all that it seems. That’s the case for a number listed with the Henry Ford Health System.

If you get a call from the number 586-263-2300, the hospital’s Macomb location, there’s a chance the person on the other end of the line, might be a scammer asking for money.

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DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.