UC Davis, Healthy Davis Together and Yolo County Public Health will host a virtual town hall on Monday (Feb. 28) to answer questions about COVID-19. The town hall — “Living With COVID-19: What’s Next?” — will provide an opportunity to hear from local public health experts.
AT A GLANCE
- WHAT: Town Hall
“Living With COVID-19: What’s Next?”
- WHEN: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28
- WHERE: Online
- Register here to participate via Zoom.
- Or watch the livestream on UC Davis YouTube or UC Davis Facebook.
- SUBMIT QUESTIONS in advance.
- Cindy Schorzman, medical director, Student Health and Counseling Services
- Sheri Belafsky, medical director, Healthy Davis Together
- Aimee Sisson, Yolo County public health officer
Moderator: Mary Croughan, provost and executive vice chancellor.
The panelists will speak to the evolving reality of the pandemic and its effect on the UC Davis campus, the city of Davis and the entirety of Yolo County.
Topics will range from loosening COVID-19 restrictions to the differences between PCR and antigen tests and when to use them, to the likelihood of future variants and surges in case numbers.
Community members are invited to submit questions in advance via this online form. Questions also will be taken during the program.
- Cindy Schorzman serves as the medical director of Student Health and Counseling Services at UC Davis and is a pediatric medicine specialist with more than 23 years of experience in the medical field specializing in primary care, women’s health and LGBTQ health. She received her medical degree from the University of Arizona.
- Sheri Belafsky serves as the medical director of the Healthy Davis Together initiative as well as the director of the UC Davis Medical Surveillance Program. She is an occupational and environmental medicine physician. She received her medical degree from Tulane University and a master’s degree in public health science and policy from UC Irvine.
- Aimee Sisson has served as the Yolo County public health officer since October 2020 after working at the California Department of Public Health for five years. She received her medical degree from UCLA and a Master of Public Health from UC Davis.
- Mary Croughan has served as the provost and executive vice chancellor of UC Davis since July 2020. She is an experienced administrator in higher education and a distinguished professor and researcher in family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and epidemiology.
Campus planning update
In her Feb. 17 update for spring-fall, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Mary Croughan says: “For now ... I am confident that instruction in spring quarter and throughout summer will take place in person. The same is true of next fall, when I hope and expect that the campus will return to fully normal operations.” [Click on this box to read her complete update.]
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