Photo: V-103. JR Jackson, Frank Ski and Jade Novah.
Photo: V-103. JR Jackson, Frank Ski and Jade Novah.

Frank Ski to moderate DeKalb County’s next COVID-19 town hall meeting

DeKalb County will host another COVID-19 virtual town hall meeting on Thursday night, this one featuring several medical and psychiatric professionals who will answer questions from the public. 

Frank Ski, the popular broadcaster and V-103 radio host, will moderate.

The meeting, scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, is the third town hall meeting held by DeKalb in recent weeks. This one will be hosted by the county’s newly formed COVID-19 task force, a group of local experts, business and civic leaders assembled by CEO Michael Thurmond.

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Participants in the new town hall will include Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, DeKalb’s district health director; Dr. David Ross, president and CEO of the Decatur-based Task Force for Global Health; Dr. Patrick O’Carroll, head of The Task Force for Global Health’s systems strengthening sector; Anastasia Brown Alvarado, a board certified psychiatrist at Viewpoint Health and Family Ties Inc.; and Dr. Demaree Trammell, a psychiatry specialist with the DeKalb Community Service Board.

“Doctors and healthcare professionals should lead America’s response to this deadly pandemic,” Thurmond said in a news release. 

“They know what needs to be done to fight this insidious enemy. When lives are literally hanging in the balance, we must reject mindless partisan bickering and political one-upsmanship.”

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The meeting will be shown live on dekalbcountyga.gov, streamed on the county’s Facebook page and aired on Comcast Channel 23 for DeKalb residents. 

Questions can be submitted prior to the event via email to townhall@dekalbcountyga.gov and through the county’s Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Residents can also submit questions via video. Instructions can be found by visiting dekalbcountyga.gov/coronavirus and clicking the “COVID-19 Virtual Town Halls” button.

Videos are due by noon Wednesday.

Questions will also be accepted via phone during the town hall. The number is 404-371-2400.

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