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Detroit Daily Round-Up 1/6: Detroit increases COVID-19 testing capacity, Oxford High School set to reopen and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Thursday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. We're heading down this week's homestretch — let's finish it out strong!

Today is Thursday, January 6, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Detroit increases COVID-19 testing capacity

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During a news conference on Wednesday, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced that city residents can now get rapid COVID-19 tests as the city will offer up to 1,000 COVID-19 tests a day.

“Detroit is acting to make this the fastest place in the country to get a COVID test to keep yourself and your family safe,” Duggan said. “You don’t have to wait in line to get a test.”

Testing is available at the Walker Williams Community Center from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Huntington Place (formerly the TCF Center).

Oxford High School to reopen in January

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According to Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Throne, renovations are being completed at Oxford High School and the district will reopen the school to students on Jan. 24.

The news comes following the deadly mass shooting that took place at the high school on Nov. 30, and before reopening the district is planning to host three open houses for students and their families.

Free COVID-19 testing available in Metro Detroit

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For three days a week, free drive-up COVID-19 testing is available at Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights.

The testing site is open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and no appointment is needed.

According to the Macomb County Health Department, anyone tested at Lakeside should receive their test results within 24-48 hours.

Some U-M instructors urging to hold temporary remote learning

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A group of around 1,000 instructors at the University of Michigan are pushing to begin the new semester online without the university's approval.

The collection of instructors are concerned about COVID-19 case counts and that the mitigation measures in place last semester won't be enough to protect students and staff against the spread of the omicron variant.

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