CBS19: Spanberger to host town hall on COVID-19 pandemic

CBS19

A local congresswoman will be holding another telephone town hall on the coronavirus pandemic and health care issues on Wednesday.

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger will be hosting the town hall with Virginia Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA, at 6:45 p.m.

According to a release, they will be talking about the challenges facing Central Virginia patients, providers, and health care systems as the pandemic crisis continues.

They will also be giving brief updates on the current situation in the Commonwealth as well as answer questions about the federal and state response to the virus.

“As our nation experiences surges in COVID-19, we need to take responsible steps that protect our most vulnerable neighbors, keep our health care workers safe, and make sure our small businesses can reopen without putting their employees and customers at risk. In recent weeks, I’ve listened to health care providers and experts describe their concerns about continued PPE shortages, rising prescription drug costs, and the need for strengthened federal assistance for nursing homes and community clinics,” said Spanberger. “This week’s telephone town hall will be an opportunity for Seventh District residents to have a direct conversation about the right path forward in the midst of a surging pandemic. I look forward to sharing this interactive platform with Dr. Oliver, and I hope many Central Virginians will join the town hall to share their personal stories and provide feedback about my work in Congress.”

People interested in participating in the town call should dial (855) 920-0555. It can also be listened to on Spanberger’s website or her Facebook page.

This is the seventh telephone town hall Spanberger will be hosting since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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