COVID-19 bi-weekly Q&A session with LCDHD/area media

Posted March 30, 2021 at 12:29 pm

A media Zoom meeting was held March 24, 2021 for our media partners and community.

Our panel consisted of:

Shawn Crabtree, Executive Director

Dr. Weyman, Medical Director

Stuart Spillman, Environmental Health Director

Tracy Aaron, Health Education Director, moderator

A list of questions was presented to our staff by the media. If you have questions for our next media Zoom meeting, feel free to contact the health educator at your local health department or reach out to Melonie Williams at the District Office at Melonie.williams@lcdhd.org or 606-678-4761 x 1127.

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