City To Test Wastewater For Coronavirus
The City of Traverse City will test its wastewater for coronavirus in 10 different locations for the next three months – part of a state-funded initiative to detect early warning signs of hot spots and possible community disease spread across Michigan. City commissioners Monday approved accepting a $173,000 state grant to run the testing program, with no matching city funds required. Commissioners Monday also eliminated minimum parking requirements for residential properties, approved several changes to city parking rates and operations, and approved a contract to purchase body cameras for the Traverse City Police Department.
Traverse City will participate in a $10 million statewide pilot program to test wastewater in Michigan communities, on university campuses, and at other institutions from October to December with the goal of monitoring and reducing COVID-19 spread.