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Arcadia and Methodist Hospital to Host Virtual Public Health Town Hall

The City of Arcadia and Methodist Hospital are joining together to host a Virtual Public Health Town Hall on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. The City and Hospital are actively engaged in coordinating a unified response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  As more is learned about COVID-19 and the disease's progression and impact on our community, City leaders and public health practitioners want to share lessons learned, best practices, and the latest scientific data to inform our community on effective COVID-19 transmission mitigation strategies.

“The Virtual Public Health Town Hall is part of the City’s effort to prepare the community for the next stage in our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto. “As we look toward the eventual lifting of stay at home orders, we want to be sure that our community is prepared, and the City is taking an active role in supporting that effort. However, until the orders are lifted, residents and businesses should still continue to follow the guidelines currently in place.”

The Virtual Public Health Town Hall will be broadcast live on the Arcadia City Television Channel (ACTV) and will also be streamed live on the City’s website at ArcadiaCA.gov/livegov. The community may also listen to and submit comments via GoToMeeting:

Phone: (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 492-717-437
Web: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/492717437

Questions for the Virtual Public Health Town Hall can be sent via email to CityClerk@ArcadiaCA.gov prior to or during the meeting. GoToMeeting users may also submit their comments using the online chat feature.

The virtual Town Hall panel will consist of doctors, administrators, and public safety officials who will be sharing their experiences with COVID-19 along with answering questions from the community. The panel will include:

Dr. Bala Chandrasekhar, Chief Medical Officer, Methodist Hospital
Cliff Daniels, Senior VP, Chief Strategy Officer, Methodist Hospital
Dominic Lazzaretto, City Manager, City of Arcadia
Robert Guthrie, Police Chief, City of Arcadia
Michael Lang, Fire Chief, City of Arcadia

“Methodist Hospital is a proud partner of the City of Arcadia,” said Cliff Daniels, Chief Strategy Officer at Methodist Hospital. “We look forward to sharing our experiences with COVID-19 with the community and informing the public on best practices to reduce transmission and flatten the curve.”

For more information regarding the Virtual Public Health Town Hall, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (626) 574-5401.

Published: October 16, 2020