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Virtual Community Town Hall with Public Health Leaders Focused on COVID-19 Vaccinations Hosted by the Montgomery County Council on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

For Immediate Release: Friday, February 19, 2021

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 19, 2021— The Montgomery County Council will hold a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. focused on the COVID-19 vaccination program in our community. Joining the meeting will be Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Health Officer and Chief of the Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Services Dr. Travis Gayles, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard and other public health representatives.

This town hall will provide the latest information about the ongoing vaccination efforts in Montgomery County, describe the latest priority order for vaccinations provided by the state government based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and give residents a forum to get their specific questions answered directly by public health representatives.

“This is a great opportunity for the public to hear directly from our County’s top health officials and get their questions answered surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine,” Council President Tom Hucker said. “It is important to have these discussions so that we can hear our residents' concerns and provide clarity on what the County is doing to ensure an equitable and efficient rollout of vaccines for Montgomery County residents.”

“The County’s elected leadership and health officials remain dedicated to the well being of our entire community,” said Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz. “It is vital that we continue to engage in open dialogue with our residents and maintain a transparent and equitable distribution of vaccines in order to safeguard public health for all.”

The members of the 19th Montgomery County Council include: Council President Hucker, Council Vice President Albornoz and Councilmembers, Andrew Friedson, Evan Glass, Will Jawando, Nancy Navarro, Craig Rice, Sidney Katz and Hans Riemer. You can learn more about the Council and each of its members by visiting the Council’s web page at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL .

The virtual town hall will be held through a Zoom webinar. Community members are encouraged to attend and ask their questions and voice their concerns. Interpretation services will be provided for community members who speak Spanish. The meeting will be moderated by the Council's Communications Specialist Susan Kenedy.

Answers to frequently asked questions from the previous town hall meeting can be found here.

Community members must register ahead of time to participate in the virtual town hall through Zoom by going to: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qRSePcsiRBGIzK6bYEydtA

The Council must receive your registration by Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. Residents will receive an email confirmation with the appropriate Zoom information to participate. Residents without internet access can call 240-777-7931 and leave a message with their full name, phone number and email to register.

The virtual town hall meeting will be televised on County Cable Montgomery on channels 30 (Fios), 1056 (RCN) and 996 (Xfinity). The meeting will be streamed on Facebook (MontgomeryCountyMdCouncil) and YouTube (MoCoCouncilMd). Residents also can listen to the virtual town hall meeting by calling 240-777-3333.

For more general information about the meeting contact Juan Jovel at Juan.Jovel@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-7931. If you need assistance to participate in this meeting or in any Council activity, please contact the Council as far in advance as possible at 240-777-7900 or send an email to County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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Release ID: 21-060
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 240-777-7926 , Juan Jovel 240-777-7931