Congressman Derek Kilmer will conduct a telephone town hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, to address the federal government’s response to COVID-19 and provide expert advice.
In addition to a discussion on the legislation passed by Congress to support workers and families, the telephone town hall will feature experts to help answer constituent questions regarding best practices and ongoing medical efforts to address the COVID-19 public health emergency.
These experts are:
• Dr. Paul Pottinger, a board-certified physician and director of the Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine Clinic at UW Medical Center and a UW associate professor of Medicine and Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
• Dr. Nathan Schlicher, president-elect of the Washington State Medical Association and regional medical director of quality assurance for the emergency departments at CHI Franciscan.
Kilmer represents residents of the 6th Congressional District, which includes the North Olympic Peninsula. District residents who would like to join the call can send an email to [email protected] with their name, address, and phone number by 6 a.m. PT on Thursday. Those who sign up before the deadline will automatically receive a phone call inviting them to join the telephone town hall that evening.
“I work for the people I represent and it’s important to me that I get the opportunity to hear directly from you,” said Rep. Kilmer.
“I hope folks will be able to join the town hall on Thursday evening to learn more about COVID-19, my ongoing efforts to ensure the federal government steps up, and to get questions answered about the COVID-19 threat.”