DeKalb District Health Director Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford speaks at the virtual town hall.
Photo: Screenshot via DeKalb County
Photo: Screenshot via DeKalb County

DeKalb leaders will hold another (virtual) coronavirus discussion

DeKalb County leaders and health officials have scheduled another virtual town hall meeting to discuss coronavirus with residents.

The meeting — which follows a similar discussion held last week — will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. It will be streamed live at dekalbcountyga.gov and on the county’s Facebook page. DeKalb residents can also watch on Comcast channel 23. 

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Scheduled participants include DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond; health department director Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford; interim DeKalb schools superintendent Ramon Tyson; and members of the county’s Board of Commissioners. They plan to provide updates on distance learning, preparedness efforts and federal and state support services. 

Residents can submit questions before and during the town hall via email (townhall@dekalbcountyga.gov) and the county’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. 

During the town hall, questions will also be accepted via phone at 404-371-2400. 

As of lunchtime Monday, Georgia had reported 121 confirmed cases of coronavirus; 10 of them were in DeKalb County. Numbers have steadily climbed in recent days as testing increases.

Read more about how DeKalb County has responded to coronavirus here.  

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