COVID-19: Future Resilience Demands Greater Equity Today

June 11, 2020

As Michigan begins to reopen from stay-at-home orders put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, many are hopeful that we will start taking steps toward “returning to normal.”

As this happens, we must acknowledge that the previous “normal” was vastly inequitable and that the most recent crisis has left many more vulnerable. This is also an opportunity to address these inequitable systems through policy changes that can lead to a more resilient and equitable future for all Detroiters.

This report highlights data on the conditions that led to the detrimental impacts of COVID-19 in Detroit and also looks to the future with policy considerations that could address these inequities.