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Montgomery County to Host Virtual Town Hall Meeting on the Impact of Monkeypox on the Black Community on Monday, Oct. 10

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 27, 2022


Montgomery County health officials, in partnership with the African American Health Program and the Office of Community Partnerships, will host a virtual monkeypox town hall meeting that will focus on how the disease is impacting the Black community at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10. It will be the third meeting in a series planned by the County to address the recent spread of monkeypox.

Panelists in the town hall will include James Bridgers, the acting County health officer;  Ikenna Myers, program manager for clinical services for the African American Health Program’s; and Kimberly Townsend, senior administrator for Communicable Disease and Epidemiology with the County’s Department of Health and Human Services.   

The panelists will update the current monkeypox situation in Montgomery County and Maryland, provide information on the County’s monkeypox vaccine program and answer questions about prevention and treatment.

The virtual town hall will be hosted on Zoom.  It will be streamed live on the County’s Facebook page and also simulcast on County Cable Montgomery (CCM: Channel 6 and HD 996 on Comcast; Channel 6 and HD 1056 on RCN;  and Channel 30 on Verizon).  

Registration for the Zoom meeting is required.  Questions can be submitted anonymously prior to the meeting.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions virtually at the meeting. 

Register for the meeting at

For more information, visit the County’s Monkeypox website or email

Release ID: 22-498
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 3015297669
Categories: Health