Detroit Regional Chamber on COVID-19 response in Detroit

Sept. 28-WXYZ

“We’re looking at this whole COVID crisis, really, in three parts. First, it was a response part. What is COVID? What is PPE? What do I need to do? What does it mean to be shut down? How do I take care of my employees? How do I take care of my family? And then, of course, there was the restart. As we slowly started to open up, how do we get businesses up and running again? Especially when you consider manufacturing. How do you do that safely? Or even a small business, how do you do that? And then, of course, hopefully soon, we’ll be in a recovery phase where we can start getting these businesses up and really running again,” Baruah says about their response.

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Stateside: Detroit auto show postponed; teachers back in classrooms; Lakeside Academy investigation

Sept 24-Stateside

Today on Stateside, Cornelius Fredrick died after being pinned down by staff members at the residential youth facility where he lived. A Michigan Radio investigation found that there were plenty of warning signs about the facility—and the private company that ran it—in the years leading up to the 16-year-old’s death. Plus, the Detroit auto show is being pushed back until the fall of 2021. We’ll talk about what that means for the city’s economy.

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