Date(s) - 11/18/2020
8:00 am - 9:30 am
On Wednesday, November 18th from 8:00-9:30 am Gwinnett Cares will offer a must-see online healthcare summit designed to help the Gwinnett community better navigate through and coexist with COVID-19. This is the perfect opportunity for Gwinnettians to get fact-based information from top healthcare experts and connect to real-time resources available across our community.
Dr. Clifford McDonald, the Center for Disease Control’s Senior Advisor for Science & Integrity will launch the discussion, offering an update on the pandemic across the US and in Georgia. Dr. McDonald will talk about what we’ve learned about the virus to-date, top concerns today, and what to expect as a vaccine becomes available.
Dr. Audrey Arona, District Health Director for Gwinnett, Rockdale and Newton counties will present a community-focused update sharing the latest on prevention and mitigation efforts, the status of testing, preparations for a potential surge, local vaccination planning and top healthcare concerns in the months ahead.
Jennifer Hibbard, CEO of View Point Health will lead a beneficial dialogue about the COVID fatigue we all feel and how we can stay as mentally and emotionally healthy as possible during these difficult times. She will offer a briefing on the state of mental healthcare in Gwinnett, trends in play, helpful tips on how to coexist with COVID responsibly, and advice on what to do if you or someone in your family is in crisis. Experts from Navigate Recovery will also share helpful tips and resources specifically for those in our community coping with addiction. A powerful personal testimony will be shared about a family that has been directly impacted by COVID -19 to help remind us all why it is so important to remain vigilant in our prevention efforts.