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Washtenaw's Public Safety Community To Pay Tribute To Health Care Workers With Vehicle Procession

Apr 8, 2020

Ann Arbor fire chief Mike Kennedy
Credit City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

Hospitals and health care workers have been overwhelmed by the COVID-19 outbreak.  In this difficult time, a simple act of kindness and gratitude can go a long way.  Ann Arbor fire chief Mike Kennedy talks to WEMU's David Fair about an upcoming vehicle procession to honor our local doctors, nurses, and hospital staffs.  Additionally, the chief explains how COVID-19 is impacting function and operations within his department.


Washtenaw County Public Safety Agencies to Show Support to Local Medical Professionals

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, April 7, 2020 — City of Ann Arbor Public Safety will participate with public safety agencies throughout Washtenaw County to show their support and gratitude to the local medical community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  On Wednesday, April 8, at 8 p.m., public safety personnel will assemble and begin a vehicle procession starting at University of Michigan Hospital and proceeding to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

Public safety vehicles will use lights only, no sirens.  All personnel will remain in vehicles, per the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order restricting group gatherings.

Though city buildings are currently closed, the city maintains critical services such as police, fire and emergency operations; drinking water; waste water; and solid waste and recycling collections.

For more city information and resources for COVID-19, visit www.a2gov.org/covid19.

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