February 17, 2021

County Executive Elrich, Councilmembers to Hold Conversation on Monday, Feb. 22, With Black Community About Importance of Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Councilmembers Will Jawando and Craig Rice will host a special virtual event from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, focused on “The Black Community and the COVID-19 Vaccine: Why Acceptance of the Vaccine is Important.”

The town hall meeting will be joined by Travis Gayles, the County health officer; Raymond Crowell, the director of the County's Department of Health and Human Services; Nicole Verdun of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and Tiffany Ward, the County’s chief equity officer.

The COVID-19 health crisis has impacted a disproportionate number of people in the County, and throughout the nation, in minority communities. Some members of minority communities also have expressed reluctance to get vaccines when they are available. The community conversation will explain the safety of the vaccine and why it is important for all people to get vaccines.

Community members will be able to ask questions during the town hall meeting.

To register in advance to join the seminar via Zoom, go to https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dkKGmRhtQmCLxmtUi9u6Tg.

After registering, residents will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar.

The webinar also will be broadcast live on several County cable channels include County Cable Montgomery (Channel CCM), MCPS, MCM, Takoma Park, MMC, MC and Rockville 11. The meeting also will be streamed at www.ConnectMontgomery.com, on the County's website, on the County’s Facebook page and the County YouTube channel.