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Detroit daily Round-Up: New definition for COVID-19 outbreaks in schools, Union Assembly restaurant set to open and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Tuesday's edition of the Detroit daily roundup. I hope everyone is getting a chance to enjoy this sunny fall day in southeastern Michigan!

Today is Tuesday, September 28, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Michigan acknowledges new definition, elevated threshold of COVID-19 outbreaks in schools

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Michigan health officials will be adopting an updated definition of COVID-19 outbreaks in schools that lift the threshold from two cases to three related to a school.

The updated definition of a school COVID outbreak in Michigan is as follows:

“Educational institutions (i.e., grades K-12) that have been found by their local health department to have multiple cases comprising at least 10% of students, teachers, or staff, within a specified core group OR at least three (3) cases within a specified core group meeting criteria for a probable or confirmed school-associated COVID-19 case with symptom onset or positive test result within 14 days of each other; who were not identified as close contacts of each other in another setting (i.e. household) outside of the school setting; AND epidemiologically linked in the school setting or a school-sanctioned extracurricular activity are considered outbreaks. COVID-19 cases who may have shared exposure on school grounds and are from different households are included. Case counts for school-related outbreaks include those associated with before and after-school programs (e.g., school-sponsored sports).

New Union Assembly restaurant opens Wednesday in Downtown Detroit

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On Wednesday, the Union Assembly restaurant will make its grand opening at its location at 2131 Woodward Ave in downtown Detroit.

The restaurant also included a second-floor lounge with an indoor-outdoor bar with windows that offer views onto Woodward Ave. and across from Comerica Park.

Vault of Midnight comic book store set to open new location Saturday in Detroit

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On Saturday in Detroit's Milwaukee Junction neighborhood, Detroit's new Vault of Midnight comic book store will be opening its new location.

According to a press release, the grand opening will showcase a selection of free comic books, a video game truck by Round 1 Gaming Lab, DJs, the Buddah Foods food truck and more.

Nearly 200k Michigan households on track to receive additional Home Heating Credit payment

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Over 178,000 Michigan households who acquired Home Heating Credits for the 2020 tax year will be receiving an additional one-time payment this month.

The additional payments will be made possible by remaining Fiscal Year 2021 federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) block grant dollars designated towards the Home Heating Credit program.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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