A student has questions for Detroit education leaders 

 In this week’s COVID313 Virtual Town Hall Jessica Mason, who attends Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, asked Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti some questions on the minds of many Detroit students including the policy regarding keeping their cameras on during online classes.

 Shawn Leonard, a director with the National Heritage Academy charter schools also answered questions, providing the latest information in this conversation as the school year begins, face-to-face and online.

Please join the COVID313 Virtual Town Hall for Families and Students every Thursday starting at noon, featuring experts talking about coronavirus, education and school updates, accessing basic needs, and keeping your family healthy.

You can watch live through the Detroit Public Television Facebook Page.


Investigating the long-term effects of COVID-19

The coronavirus has been connected to heart, kidney and brain problems.

The University of Michigan’s Dr. Eva Feldman joins the COVID313 Virtual Town Hall to talk about what she’s learned regarding heart damage caused by COVID-19 and how age factors into long-term health risks.


When will we see the vaccine?

There’s a lot of speculation that a COVID-19 vaccine may come, even before the November election. In this COVID313 Virtual Town Hall highlight, local health professionals Kenetra Young of the Detroit Health Department and Dr. Eva Feldman from Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan explain how the vaccine testing process works and why it takes as long as it does.

Also discussed, the risk of getting a flu shot during the pandemic and the latest of rapid testing for COVID-19.