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COVID-19 UPDATE

Have You Been Tested for Covid-19?

Detroit Chassis reached out to Mayor Duggan to accept his offer for FREE Covid-19 tests for our Associates. Testing is voluntary, but it is vital to help control the spread of the coronavirus. After receiving the announcement, Associates provided positive feedback and proceeded to get scheduled. I was one of them. Here is what you can do if you are a DCP Associate who wants to get tested.

Call 313-230-0505, select Option #4, and wait for the next available representative. You may experience a brief hold, but be patient. Someone will be with you soon.  Give the representative the authorization code provided, company name, your name, complete address, and cell number.    This information is required to schedule your test.

Once you get your appointment, put it on your calendar so that you do not forget. On the day of your appointment, go to the old Michigan State Fair Grounds at Woodward and 8 Mile Rd. and enter from the east State Fair Street entrance.

Keep your car window up and follow the directions of those directing traffic. Put your ID on the dash so that you can be verified and, when instructed, pull into the designated lane. The technician will write a number using soap on your window. My number was 287, so I assume that it was my number in line that day.

Upon pulling into the testing Bay, the technician will write your number and confirm your information so your sample can be appropriately labeled. You can relax a little and lower your window but keep your mask on.  Just adjust it below your nose.

PROJECT UPDATES

Monday, May 18, 2020, is the designated day to resume production at Detroit Chassis. Team members will begin preparing the plant for the start of production the week of May 11, 2020. Associates can expect to receive confirmation of the plan this Friday, May 15, 2019.

Ford Motor Company was instrumental in assisting DCP with obtaining a Thermal Testing Station that can indicate if someone is at risk of having the virus upon entry. Elevated body temperature is a common symptom of the virus.

If the scanner detects a skin temperature of 97.7 degrees F or higher, the status on the computer display changes to a “red light,” and an alarm tone will sound.

A person with an elevated temperature will be asked to step out of line and given written instructions about following up with their health care provider.

People with elevated temperatures may not enter the plant past the checkpoint.

Volunteer health professionals administer the test. This person will approach the vehicle and explain what you can expect while handing you the written instructions on how to retrieve test results.

I was instructed to breathe in through my nostrils and breathe out of my mouth while a testing swab was inserted deeply into my nostril. And that was it! The test was complete on my end, except the sample was labeled and sealed by the volunteer. I removed my ID from the dash and put it back in my wallet.

The instruction sheet handed to me provided a website that encouraged me to create a profile. I followed the process. My test results were available electronically within 24-48 hours. They were able to get downloaded for my storage and retrieval, but those that prefer to get results by phone call should expect results within 5-7 days.

The entire testing process takes less than 15 minutes, but it provides vital information, and it will let you know if you are positive or negative for the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Remember, testing is FREE and voluntary, but necessary to protect our friends and loved ones from the virus. My results were negative, as were three other DCP Associates that shared their experiences.

LEVEL 3 PPE

Detroit Chassis is working to keep you safe from Covid-19 Coronavirus while at work. Several measures have been implemented for your protection, including additional PPE, cleaning stations, social distancing as much as possible, and Level 3 PPE where necessary. It is highly essential to everyone’s safety that everyone wears the right PPE at all times.quired at Level 3 when 6’ can’t be maintained

Community Resources

DPS Corona Resource Page – Food pickup sites, academic information, and Corona positive cases through DPS schools
DPS Resource Page

City of Detroit COVID 313 – Resources for families including utility relief, free Wi-fi, housing, and more
COVID 313

Scholly – $200 cash assistance for families with students
SC holly Application Page

Pantry.Net – Food Pantry locator
Pantry.net

Forgotten Harvest – Food resources & appointments
Forgotten Harvest Website

Gleaners Community Food Bank – Food resources & place to donate for those in need
Gleaners Website

Detroit Food Updates – Updates on your favorite restaurants’ hours & operation during COVID – 19
Detroit Food Website

Great Start Wayne – Daily food pantry & warm meal updates for the homeless and those in need
GSW Website

Eater Detroit – List of grocery stores that offer curbside pickup and delivery in Detroit
Eater Detroit

Michigan Bridges – Food delivery or meals for those who are older than 60
Michigan Bridges

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