The pandemic is global but sometimes you just want answers about you and your community. What's happening with Covid-19 right here in Lansing? Who can you talk to for some answers about your concerns locally?

A virtual Ingham County town hall meeting on winning the battle against COVID-19, including a question-and-answer session with experts, will be offered on Tuesday, May 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Lansing Alumnae Chapter and AARP Michigan, along with a host of partners, have joined forces to provide critical information to help everyone thrive during this state of emergency. (AARP)

This will be a free 90 minute town hall style presentation. It will be virtual so you can watch from the comfort of your own home. And it will feature a panel of experts to speak on topics of concern to you and answer questions. The panel will include:

  • Linda Vail, Ingham County Health Officer
  • Dr. Renee Canady, CEO of the Michigan Public Health Institute
  • Brenda Jegede, Manager, State of Michigan, Office of Equity and Minority Health
  • Dr. Alexis Travis, Sr. Deputy Director, State of Michigan, Aging and Adult Services
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Topics of discussion:

• Who is most at risk;
• What areas of the community are most affected;
• When to seek medical attention;
• Where to go to access resources in the community, including coronavirus testing. (Olivia Santioni/Grandhaven Living Center)

“The pandemic has hit African American communities at a disproportionate rate due, in part, to the reality of lingering and unaddressed health care disparities,” said Paula D. Cunningham, State Director of AARP Michigan. (AARP)

Find out more info and free registration with the link below.

Lansing COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
From 7 pm to 8:30 pm

AARP/Grandhaven Living Center