With 480 bikes at 44 stations, MoGo says it is taking precautions to keep equipment safe, such as thoroughly cleaning handlebars and seats as well as docking points and kiosks.
To keep businesses that are used to engaging with customers at brick-and-mortar spaces in a time when residents are told to stay home, the newly launched Detroit Help Hub from marketing firm 2gathr and online publication Detroitisit hopes to give entrepreneurs a way to connect to customers.
To meet the need, local organizations have been shifting their work and accelerating their efforts in response to the crisis. However, the increased demand for services also means increased demand for funding, which is likely to overwhelm already strapped organizations, and financial support from partners will be crucial in serving the most vulnerable.
As hospitals around the state – and the globe – experience a shortage of protective medical gear due to coronavirus, Detroit apparel manufacturers have stepped in to dedicate their factories to producing masks while creating jobs in an uncertain economy.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, Folk will offer soups, salads, and sandwiches for takeout and delivery as well as locally sourced groceries and paper products such as the hot commodity toilet paper. Customers can purchase online to pick up curbside as well as delivery. Grocery items are mostly available walk-in and curbside pickup, and if there is demand Folk will also offer delivery. The hope is that the services will allow her to bring back her laid-off staff.