UPDATED: UMB Schedules COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

March 11, 2020    |  

Leaders in the fields of emergency management, infectious disease, human resources, and employee/student health will participate in a virtual town hall on Friday, March 13, at 10 a.m., focusing on the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Maryland and beyond.

Members of the UMB community are encouraged to join Interim President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, who will moderate the event via Facebook Live. He will preside over a panel of experts, including:

  • Jonathan Bratt, MS, executive director of emergency management, UMB
  • Wilbur Chen, MD, MS, infectious disease expert, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM)
  • Matt Lasecki, SPHR, associate vice president of human resources, UMB
  • Mario Majette, MD, director of student health, UMSOM
  • Alana Kyriakakis, JD, university counsel

The virtual town hall provides an opportunity for experts to share the latest information and guidance while adhering to social distancing guidelines in the midst of a rapidly evolving situation. To watch or participate in this virtual town hall, go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/universityofmarylandbaltimore/. 

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit questions to the panel via text message using a phone number that will be provided during the livestream.

“The health of the UMB community remains our top priority, so please join us online for this important event,” Jarrell wrote in a letter to the UMB community.

As a reminder, please visit UMB's COVID-19 website to stay informed on the latest updates, policies, and guidelines.