City is Hosting Virtual COVID-19 Discussion and Q&A with Health Experts

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The City of West Hollywood is hosting a COVID-19 discussion and Q&A with experts in the field of medicine and public health this coming Wednesday, September 23 at 11am. The virtual event is free to attend. RSVP in advance by Eventbrite at https://wehocovid-19panel.eventbrite.com. A link to the Zoom Webinar will be emailed to participants who are registered prior to the event.

“As businesses slowly reopen, children return to school virtually, and ‘safer at home/safer in the community’ orders continue past six months, community members find themselves living in a new normal — at least for the time being,” said City of West Hollywood Councilmember Lauren Meister. “This event will serve to provide community members with the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the status of the local response in West Hollywood and the Greater Los Angeles region.”

The virtual panel will feature: Dr. Richard Riggs, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; and Cristin Mondy, RN, MSN, MPH, Regional Health Officer Metro LA from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The discussion will be moderated by Hernan Molina, the City of West Hollywood’s Governmental Affairs Liaison. Panelists will provide their professional insights and address general health and safety questions. Topics will include:

What we know about the virus — including symptoms, herd immunity, chances of reoccurrence, the number of local cases in West Hollywood and Los Angeles and Los Angeles County’s response thus far;
The current response — including testing, effectiveness of wearing masks, how to stay safe while social distancing, contract tracing; and
The future outlook — including opening businesses safely, progress on a vaccine, and the possibility of a second wave.

This is a reminder that the City of West Hollywood remains in a declared local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. While Los Angeles County is allowing for a phased reopening of some businesses and activities, coronavirus transmission and COVID-19 disease remain a serious risk. West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to in-person transactions, but City Hall services remain accessible by phone at (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at www.weho.org. City of West Hollywood coronavirus information is available at www.weho.org/coronavirus.

For more information about the COVID-19 Discussion and Q&A, and to submit questions in advance, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Community & Legislative Affairs Supervisor Andi Lovano at (323) 848-6333 or at alovano@weho.org.

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