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Detroit Daily Round-Up: Gov. Whitmer pleads with residents to receive COVID booster shot, lunar eclipse news and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Thursday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. One more day until it's Friday - hang in there!

Today is Thursday, November 18, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Michigan Gov. Whitmer pleads with residents to receive COVID booster shot

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On Wednesday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer implored all state adults to schedule a COVID-19 booster shot if they are at least six months from when they were fully vaccinated.

In a statement, Whitmer said:

We need to build on that momentum and ensure that everyone who is fully vaccinated gets a booster, too. I also encourage parents to take their children, 5 and older, to get vaccinated because it is the best way to prevent them from getting sick, being hospitalized, or developing long-term symptoms from COVID-19.

Lunar eclipse visible across Michigan this evening

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This evening, a partial lunar eclipse will be visible across Michigan from 1:02 a.m. to 7:03 a.m.

A lunar eclipse is possible when the earth passes between the sun and the moon, resulting in the earth’s shadow being cast upon the moon.

Detroit public schools move to online learning on Fridays throughout December

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Throughout Fridays in December, the Detroit Public Schools Community District will be shifting to online learning for mental health relief in the midst of rising COVID-19 cases.

In a recent statement, DPSCD Superintendent Nikolai Viti said his move was made “after listening and reflecting on the concerns of school-based leaders, teachers, support staff, students, and families regarding the need for mental health relief, rising COVID cases, and time to more thoroughly clean schools."

Detroit organizations helping to combat food insecurity in the city

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Food banks and pantries like Gleaners and Forgotten Harvest are in need of goods as the holiday season approaches.

Across metro Detroit, 48% of households are food insecure, and 40% rely on SNAP benefits.

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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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