CITY OF ARCADIA AND METHODIST HOSPITAL TO HOST VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEALTH TOWN HALL
Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
May 5, 2020 – The City of Arcadia and Methodist Hospital are joining together to host a Virtual Public Health Town Hall on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. The City and Hospital are
actively engaged in coordinating a unified response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As more is learned about COVID-19 and the disease’s progression and impact on our community, City leaders and public health practitioners want to share lessons learned, best practices, and the latest scientific data to inform our community on effective COVID-19 transmission mitigation strategies.
“The Virtual Public Health Town Hall is part of the City’s effort to prepare the community for the next stage in our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto. “As we look toward the eventual lifting of stay at home orders, we want to be sure that our community is prepared, and the City is taking an active role in supporting that effort. However, until the orders are lifted, residents and businesses should still continue to follow the guidelines currently in place.”
The Virtual Public Health Town Hall will be broadcast live on the Arcadia City Television Channel (ACTV) and will also be streamed live on the City’s website at ArcadiaCA.gov/livegov.
The community may also listen to and submit comments via GoToMeeting: Phone: (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 492-717-437
Questions for the Virtual Public Health Town Hall can be sent via email to CityClerk@ArcadiaCA.gov prior to or during the meeting. GoToMeeting users may also submit their comments using the online chat feature.
The virtual Town Hall panel will consist of doctors, administrators, and public safety officials who will be sharing their experiences with COVID-19 along with answering questions from the community.
The panel will include:
Dr. Bala Chandrasekhar, Chief Medical Officer, Methodist Hospital
Cliff Daniels, Senior VP, Chief Strategy Officer, Methodist Hospital
Dominic Lazzaretto, City Manager, City of Arcadia
Robert Guthrie, Police Chief, City of Arcadia
Michael Lang, Fire Chief, City of Arcadia
“Methodist Hospital is a proud partner of the City of Arcadia,” said Cliff Daniels, Chief Strategy Officer at Methodist Hospital. “We look forward to sharing our experiences with COVID-19 with the community and informing the public on best practices to reduce transmission and flatten the curve.”
For more information regarding the Virtual Public Health Town Hall, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (626) 574-5401.
Per the latest information from local, state, and federal public health officials, the risk of contracting the virus remains low. There are steps individuals can take to help minimize and prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Avoid touching face (eyes, nose, and mouth) with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Wear face coverings in public.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
• Practice social distancing; avoid groups; maintain at least 6 feet from others.
Anyone who was recently in an area that is currently experiencing a high infection rate of COVID-19 and feels sick with a fever, cough, or has difficulty breathing within 14 days after leaving should:
• Seek medical care right away. Before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room, patients should call ahead and tell them about their recent travel and symptoms.
• Self-quarantine and avoid contact with others.
• Not travel while sick.
• Cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or their sleeve (not their hands) when coughing or sneezing.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
For more information regarding the COVID-19, please visit any of the following websites:
Federal Guidance – coronavirus.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – cdc.gov
State of California Guidance – covid19.ca.gov
California Department of Public Health – cdph.gov
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – publichealth.lacounty.gov
National Domestic Violence Hotline – thehotline.org – (800) 799-7233
National Suicide Prevention Hotline – suicidepreventionlifeline.org – (800) 273-8255
For more information regarding the City of Arcadia’s response to COVID-19 along with future updates regarding City services, text ARCADIACOV19 to 888777 for SMS updates or please visit us at ArcadiaCA.gov/covid19 or contact us at (626) 574-5401.
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