In response to recent local developments of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the BYP Detroit Executive Board has authorized an immediate postponement of all upcoming BYP public events and activities. This decision was based on recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, input from our partner organizations, and expected turnouts. We are taking this measure for the safety of our members, followers, and friends who would otherwise attend these activities.
- Men’s Night – March 14th
- Detroit College Day 2020 – March 20th
- Charles H. Wright Guided Group Tour – March 28th
- Pistons vs. Heat Basketball Game – April 3rd
Refunds will be given to those who have already purchased seat reservations. These refunds will be processed the week of March 16th. Purchasers will receive an email when their refund has been processed.
- Detroit Institute of Arts Guided Group Tour – April 11th
- Mentorship Programs Will Also Be Affected
Look for separate communications with additional information.
The BYP Detroit Planning Team will be continually monitoring the situation and rescheduling all of these events for a later time. They could potentially be moved to late April or May, based on recommendations from public health officials and Executive Board approval.
In the meantime, we will be releasing digital content to our website, Facebook, and YouTube pages to keep you engaged in our mission and vision of a unified young Black professional community. Other new experience enhancements will be fast-tracked during this time to provide you with more opportunities to learn about the organization and connect with others outside of our events.
We strongly encourage everyone to engage with their employers about the opportunity to work from home/telecommute, to lower your chances of exposure. Additionally, please read the official recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at the link below.
The majority of our Black community is in a position to be among the hardest hit by school and business closings due to the pandemic. Please check-in on loved ones, especially those in the high-risk groups (Asthma, Immunocompromised, Over Age 60, Obese, and more) as these are the groups with the highest fatality rates from contracting the infection.
Lastly, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has set up a COVID-19 Hotline. Public health and other experts will answer health-related questions about COVID-19. The team can also direct residents, providers and more to the right resources in their local communities and in other state government departments. The hotline will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136.