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Detroit Daily Round-Up: Gov. Whitmer address rise in COVID cases, MI airports to be fully staffed and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. Happy Hump Day - I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Today is Wednesday, November 24, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Gov. Whitmer discusses state's rise in COVID-19 cases

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On Tuesday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is expected to give new guidance on how to handle the COVID-19 cases surge plaguing the state.

While addressing COVID's impact on the state, she urged Michiganders to get vaccinated, saying that it was the best way to fight the virus.

"All of us in the Midwest are in this group right now and it is a collision of unvaccinated people," Whitmer said. "And I'm not criticizing. I'm just observing this is what is feeding this growth of COVID-19 in the state of Michigan and in Wisconsin and all of our neighboring states." 

All Michigan airports to be fully staffed for Thanksgiving travel

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According to the Transportation Security Administration, all Michigan airports are ready for the massive number of travelers this Thanksgiving.

Throughout the holiday season, Detroit Metro Airport is expecting to see 3.5 million travelers.

How to watch America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit

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The 2021 America’s Thanksgiving Parade is set to be broadcast on Local 4 beginning at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning.

The full broadcast schedule of the parade is as follows:

  • 6 - 8 a.m. -- Local 4 News Special Thanksgiving Edition
  • 8 - 9 a.m. -- Local 4 News America’s Thanksgiving Parade Preview
  • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. -- America’s Thanksgiving Parade

Beacon Park set to welcome back Silent Disco

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On Friday, the Downtown Detroit Partnership and DTE Beacon Park Foundation will once again host a silent disco party in Beacon Park.

The event will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., and a valid state ID is required to participate.

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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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