Detroit Mayor Duggan announces expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, talks Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Detroit about the initiative to give about 51,000 K-12 public school students in Detroit computer tablets and high-speed internet to help transition from classroom to virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic. As schools closed in March as part of the state's stay home order to slow the spread of the virus many suburban districts quickly moved teaching online. Detroit lagged because nine of 10 students don't have access to tablets, computers or the internet. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, talks Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Detroit about the initiative to give about 51,000 K-12 public school students in Detroit computer tablets and high-speed internet to help transition from classroom to virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic. As schools closed in March as part of the state's stay home order to slow the spread of the virus many suburban districts quickly moved teaching online. Detroit lagged because nine of 10 students don't have access to tablets, computers or the internet. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced the expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility.

He is also announced additional funding to support small businesses and a Kresge Foundation grant award.

Rochelle Riley joined the briefing to announce a grant from the Kresge Foundation. It’s aimed at supporting the performance arts community. Riley also shared details on upcoming events to celebrate Black History Month.

READ: ‘This is the first step to getting our lives back’ -- Detroit begins vaccinating residents

On Wednesday, around 400 people were expected to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on the city’s first day of administering treatment at the TCF Center.


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