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Representatives Lee, Swalwell to hold Covid-19 virtual town halls

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin, will hold virtual events Thursday to provide information about the novel coronavirus crisis to their constituents.

At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Swalwell will host a Facebook Live question-and-answer session with Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Swalwell said in a statement on Wednesday:

“These uncertain times call for new ways to get information out to the public and I am thrilled Dr. Maldonado will be joining me for what will undoubtedly be another informative, useful conversation on COVID-19 and what 15th congressional district residents need to know.”

Swalwell’s office said participants are encouraged to submit questions before the event. People can participate in the event at www.facebook.com/CongressmanEricSwalwell.

Lee said she will host a tele-town hall meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday to share resources available to her constituents during the Covid-19 crisis and to update them on the work she’s doing in Congress to mitigate the effects of the ongoing pandemic.

Among the speakers scheduled for the event are Dr. Erica Pan, Alameda County’s public health officer, Julie Clowes of the U.S. Small Business Administration and Leah Simon-Weisberg of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment.

People can access the tele-town hall by calling (866) 757-0660. No access code is required.

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