Montgomery County to Host Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Monkeypox on Monday, Sept. 12, With Focus on Latino Community

by Patrick Herron

Per Montgomery County:
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Montgomery County health officials, in partnership with the Latino Health Initiative, will host a virtual monkeypox town hall meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12. The meeting is the second in a series planned by the County.  This one will focus on the Latino community.

Panelists in the town hall will include the Latino Health Initiative’s Luis Aguirre, Proyecto Salud’s Executive Director Cesar Palacios, Acting County Health Officer James Bridgers and the County Department of Health and Human Services’ Director Raymond Crowel.  The panel discussion will be moderated by Lorna Virgilí, the County’s Hispanic public information officer.

The panelists will provide an update on the current monkeypox situation in Montgomery County and Maryland.  They will provide information on the County’s monkeypox vaccine program and answer questions about prevention and treatment.

The virtual town hall will be hosted on Zoom.  It will be streamed live on the County’s Facebook page and also simulcast on County Cable Montgomery (CCM — Channel 6 and HD 996 on Comcast, Channel 6 and HD 1056 on RCN and Channel 30 on Verizon).

Registration for the Zoom meeting is required.  Questions can be submitted anonymously prior to the meeting.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions virtually at the meeting.

Register for the meeting at

For more information, visit the County’s monkeypox website or email

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