FEMA Registration Deadline Extended to October 13
The Healing Memorial Art Installation Unveiled
at TCF Center in Downtown Detroit
Detroit Deputy Mayor Conrad L. Mallett looks over the many pieces of memorial art now displayed at the TCF Center. The City of Detroit Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship, Cranbrook Art Museum, the TCF Center, and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy recently presented a large-scale art installation, featuring hundreds of colorful fabric pouches created by southeast Michigan residents to help them heal from the depth of loss felt during the COVID-19 pandemic.
DDOT Proposes November Service Changes;
Presentation and Digital Brochure Now Available
The Detroit Department of Transportation is right-sizing service schedules for current ridership, buses, and operators. The result will be service that is reliable and comes when expected.
The public comment period is underway for DDOT’s proposed November service changes. Residents have until Wednesday, Sept. 15 to provide input via email at DDOTComments@detroitmi.gov or call customer service at (313) 933-1300 and stating you are making a public comment.
The first public hearings on the proposed changes were held on Wednesday, September 1. If you missed them or would like to review the presentation again, please use this link.
Additional details about the service changes are also provided in the DDOT digital brochure, available in this link.
All vaccination sites in Detroit now offer the third COVID-19 vaccine shot to immunocompromised individuals by either appointment or walk-in. Any Detroiter who is immunocompromised and received a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days prior is eligible for the third shot.
To find a vaccine location, go to detroitmi.gov.
At-Home Vaccinations Available
All eligible Detroiters can make an appointment to get vaccinated in their own home, including receiving the third dose. To make an appointment for at-home vaccinations or any vaccination sites, call (313) 230-0505 or go to www.detroitmi.gov/health to schedule an appointment online. Walk-ins are welcome.
Open Meetings Act restrictions issued
due to rise in COVID-19 cases
In response to the growing risk to public health posed by a rise in cases linked to the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, Detroit’s Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair issued an emergency public health order reinstating restrictions to the Open Meetings Act. This order is aimed at reducing transmission of COVID-19 and all variants. The order states public meetings of governmental bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act will be held remotely until December 31, 2021.
A copy of the order can be found here.
City recommends indoor masks for everyone including
those fully vaccinated to reduce spread of the Delta variant
The Detroit Health Department is recommending that everyone – – including those who are fully vaccinated – – wear a mask indoors in order to maximize protection from the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19.
Detroit is experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The guidance on mask wearing from the Detroit Health Department follows similar guidance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Free COVID-19 Testing Still Available
Free drive-through COVID-19 tests are available at the Joseph Walker Williams Community Center, 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd., Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for Detroiters and residents of Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland. No appointment is necessary.