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Confirmed places where Metro Detroit COVID-19 patients have worked, attended school, lived

Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Nov. 20, 2018. (ClickOnDetroit)
Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Nov. 20, 2018. (ClickOnDetroit)

DETROIT – Michigan health officials have confirmed more than 60 cases of COVID-19 in the state.

A good percentage of those cases are in Metro Detroit.



We know the county of each patient’s origin and we know some of the possible exposure locations, but we don’t necessarily know where each person lives or where he or she worked or attended school in Metro Detroit.

However, there are specific cases for which we do know some of this information:

Building at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant

The final assembly building at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne closed temporarily after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. Ford said the building will be thoroughly cleaned. Read more here.

AMC Fairlane 21 in Dearborn

Wayne County health officials announced a positive COVID-19 patient attended the movie theater on March 10. The patient is identified as an adult woman with no history of domestic or international travel, and has no known contact with other presumptive positive COVID-19 cases, according to officials. The woman is currently being isolated while health officials investigate the case. The potential exposure occurred between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on March 10 at the theater, located at 18900 Michigan Avenue, officials said. Read more here.

Ford employee in Dearborn tests positive

Ford says an employee in Dearborn has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The employee works in product development in Building 5 in Dearborn, according to Ford. Read more here.

Employee at GM Cole Engineering Center in Warren

An employee at the General Motors Cole Engineering Center in Warren has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). GM has directed employees at the center and other sites to work from home, if possible. Read more about this case here.

Student at Salem Elementary in Salem Twp. tests positive

A student at Salem Elementary School in Salem Township has coronavirus (COVID-19), officials confirmed Monday. Salem Elementary is in the South Lyon School District. The student and their family is in self-quarantine. According to school officials, the child will not return to school grounds until the quarantine period ends or the school reopens, whichever is later. Read more here.

Member of University of Michigan-Dearborn community tests positive

A member of the University of Michigan-Dearborn community tested positive for coronavirus. According to an email from school officials, the sick person has been self-isolating, and measures are being taken to determine who the person may have had contact with. Read more here.

Staff member at Whitmore-Bolles Elementary in Dearborn tests positive

Officials with the Dearborn Public Schools district said a staff member has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). School officials said health officials do not believe the staff member was contagious while in the building. They said students were not exposed to the virus at school. School officials also said they are cleaning the building. Read more here.

Man tests positive for coronavirus at West Bloomfield senior living facility

An elderly man who lives at the All Seasons of West Bloomfield senior living facility has tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said. The facility confirmed the news in a letter to residents.The man tested positive Sunday night, officials said. The news comes as Oakland County health officials reveal the cases it reported in the last 24 hours are local. None of the patients traveled internationally, they said. Read more here.

Second resident at West Bloomfield senior center tests positive

A second resident of the All Seasons of West Bloomfield senior living facility has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said. Read more here.

Detroit Osborn High School teacher tests positive

The superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District asked staff at Osborne High School to self-quarantine for two weeks after a staff member was confirmed to have coronavirus. In a message sent to DPSCD staff, Dr. Nikolai Vitti said other staff members indicated they were showing symptoms of COVID-19. Read more here.

Farmington Hills teacher tests positive

A teacher at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills tested positive for coronavirus. The teacher last had contact with students Monday, March 9. All first- and second-grade students at the school must immediately begin a home isolation quarantine that must last for 14 days. The school said that 14-day period began March 9, so it will end March 23. Read more here.

Detroit Detention Center employee tests positive

A Detroit Detention Center employee has coronavirus (COVID-19), officials said. The employee has no history of travel. The worker is the second Michigan Department of Corrections employee to test positive for the virus. Read more here.

Employee at FCA Sterling Heights Assembly Plant tests positive

An employee at the FCA Sterling Heights Assembly Plant tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), officials announced March 17. The employee, who hasn’t been at work for a week, is receiving medical care, and co-workers who may have had contact with them have been directed to self-quarantine for two weeks. Read more here.

Michigan Department of Corrections probation agent tests positive

A probation agent with the Michigan Department of Corrections office in Jackson has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), officials announced March 17. The employee has a recent history of international travel. The case is the first MDOC employee to test positive, state officials said. MDOC is working to determine who may have been contact with person, including other employees and probationers. Read more here.

2 Wayne State University employees test positive

Two employees at Wayne State University have coronavirus (COVID-19), officials said Wednesday. According to officials, the sick people are receiving medical care and will be isolated off-campus. They are the first reported cases of the virus at the school. Read more here.

Detroit Metro Airport worker tests positive

An employee at Detroit Metro Airport has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Wayne County Airport Authority. The positive case is in a ramp employee who works for a service provider of a carrier in the North Terminal, officials said.

Blue Cross Blue Shield confirms 2 Metro Detroit employees have coronavirus

According to the company, one of the employees was working remotely and hasn’t been to work in Detroit in nearly two weeks. The employee’s work area has been cleaned multiple times. The other employee works in Southfield. The floor of the building is closed for cleaning until Friday, the company said.

Attorney who worked in Macomb County courtroom has coronavirus

Officials said an attorney who worked in a Macomb County courtroom on Monday has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Several Macomb county employees were recommended to self quarantine for 14 days. Officials said it does not appear that there was any prolonged exposure to any other employees.

Staff member at Kenbrook Elementary in Farmington Hills tests positive

A staff member at Kenbrook Elementary in Farmington Hills has coronavirus (COVID-19), officials said Thursday. They are in self-quarantine.

2 Michigan State University students test positive

Two Michigan State University students have coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the Ingham County Health Department, the two cases are not connected. Both students had traveled internationally.

We will add to this list as we learn more.


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