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Ann Arbor City Council To Discuss COVID-19 Tonight

Jun 15, 2020

Ann Arbor’s city council will continue discussing tonight actions they can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  

That includes moving forward with plans to temporarily widen sidewalks in the downtown area and to reconfigure bike lanes to create more space for social distancing.  City Council Member Chip Smith from the fifth ward says the city also plans to appropriate $250,000 in COVID-19 response funding to the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.

Council Member Smith: We can’t expect to have those living in poverty to be resilient if they can’t shelter in place safely. 

To help maintain social distancing among its overnight guests, the shelter association is housing some of its clients at a local hotel.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu