Detroit Evening Report, June 15, 2022: Detroit opens cooling centers amid extreme heat

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The City of Detroit opened cooling centers Wednesday because of extreme heat. Seven recreation centers are open to provide air-conditioned spaces and protection from extreme temperatures. Seven Detroit Public Library branches are also open to provide relief. Safety protocols will be in place to protect against COVID-19. Residents and staff are required to wear a face mask and observe social distancing. Staff will also conduct temperature checks. High-touch areas and restrooms will be disinfected every two hours, and maximum capacity limits at each site have been lowered. PPE and bottled water will also be provided. Thursday temps are expected to reach 90 degrees.

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  • Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig files to run as write-in candidate for Michigan governor
  • Mural commemorating Vincent Chin unveiled to kick off four-day remembrance events
  • Streetscape overhaul has begun on East Warren
  • QLine extends service hours until midnight Monday through Saturday

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  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.