DETROIT – Mayor Mike Duggan held a news conference Wednesday evening to discuss the city’s response plan to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
The mayor was joined by Chief Health Officer Denise Fair and other key administration officials.
The mayor has partially activated its Emergency Operations Center to monitor the COVID-19 developments. At this time, the EOC is minimally staffed but will be ramped at such time there is a confirmed case in Detroit.
In light of Gov. Whitmer’s recommendation this afternoon that large public gatherings be canceled, the city has consulted with the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parade, who have made the decision to cancel this year’s parade to reduce the opportunity for anyone to be exposed to COVID-19.
Other upcoming large public gatherings are being reviewed, as well, to determine whether it is in the interest of public health and safety for them to be canceled or postponed.
The governor held a news conference Tuesday night to announce two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan, both in Metro Detroit.