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DeKalb CEO, Board of Health to Host COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

DECATUR, Ga. – Questions about Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continue to dominate the minds of people throughout metro Atlanta. Residents in DeKalb County will soon have an opportunity to ask those questions and learn more about what local officials are doing to prepare and respond to this public health event.

We know that residents have many questions,” said DeKalb County District Health Director S. Elizabeth Ford, M.D., M.B.A. “This town hall will provide an opportunity to address them. Our goal is simple; to provide facts, dispel any myths and fears, and maintain the trust of the residents we serve and protect.

The virtual town hall meeting will be Wednesday, March 11, from 7 to 9 p.m., and can be accessed via:

Questions are being accepted now and during the town hall via:

Questions also will be accepted during the town hall at 404-371-2400.

Who:               DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond

                        Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, District Health Director

                        DeKalb County Board of Commissioners

                        DeKalb County Board of Health

                        DeKalb County Government staff

When: Wednesday, March 11, from 7 to 9 p.m.

“DeKalb County is ready to help its citizens, customers and visitors during any emergency, including the potential outbreak of coronavirus,” said DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond. “The DeKalb Emergency Management Agency is ensuring that county departments remain aware and ready to respond and continue operations. I urge citizens to remain calm and take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus.”

For more information about the COVID-19 Town Hall, visit the DeKalb County website at or call the DeKalb County Board of Health at (404) 294-3700.