City of Richmond to host ‘COVID-19 Online Town Hall’

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Richmond City Hall

By Kathy Chouteau

The City of Richmond is hosting a “COVID-19 Online Town Hall” Fri., April 17 at 11 a.m. to offer an update on the Emergency Operations Center, the impact to City services/response and info on how community members can be of assistance, per the City.

Panelists for the COVID-19 Online Town Hall that morning will include a roundup of city leaders, i.e., Mayor Tom Butt, City Manager Laura Snideman, Fire Chief Adrian Sheppard, Police Chief Bisa French and Emergency Services Manager Genevieve Pastor-Cohen.

It will be moderated by Crime Prevention Manager Michelle Milam and the mayor’s Chief of Staff Christopher Whitmore.

Community members are encouraged to submit questions along with their full name and email address to Ruben Hernandez Story at [email protected]. The deadline to submit questions is Thurs., April 16 at 12 p.m.

Those interested in attending the COVID-19 Online Town Hall should also RSVP to the aforementioned address. Upon the City’s receipt of the RSVP, a link to the online event will be provided. According to event materials, the COVID-19 Online Town Hall will be recorded.