Detroit is planning to hire people to go door-to-door to tell city residents to get vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).
On Tuesday, April 6, the Detroit City Council – composed entirely of Democrats – unanimously approved a $1.2 million contract with the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation to hire between 50 to 55 additional city employees.
This team will use a strategy similar to what Detroit used to promote its 2020 census. It will go door-to-door to pressure all of the city’s residents who are above the age of 16 to get the coronavirus vaccine. The employees will also be working with nonprofits to achieve their goals.
“This contract will ensure that ALL Detroiters know the facts about the vaccines and where they can get free shots,” wrote City Councilman Scott Benson on his social media account.
The initiative will be led by Vicky Kovari, an executive assistant to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. Kovari also spearheaded the city’s census outreach campaign last year.
“We’re going to knock on every residential door in the city, making sure every Detroiter knows how to make an appointment [to get vaccinated],” said Kovari. Read more…