Friday, March 20, 2020

CDC plans webinar Monday, March 23, with updates for rural stakeholders on response to coronavirus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a free webinar on March 23 to update rural stakeholders and communities on the coronavirus pandemic. The webinar starts at 1 p.m. ET and will last about an hour. Click here to register. You'll need Zoom software, which is free.

Dr. Jay Butler, deputy CDC director for Infectious Diseases, will discuss what the agency knows and what it is doing in response. The webinar is aimed at public health practitioners, health care providers, and other stakeholders promoting rural health, including journalists.

Butler will answer questions after his presentation. Email to submit questions in advance and indicate that questions are for the March 23 call. If your question is not answered during the call, send it to A recording of the webinar will be available later.

Click here for the CDC's general resource and information page for the covid-19 pandemic. The Rural Health Information Hub also has a toolkit with links to resources helpful in covering the outbreak.

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