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January 21 - COVID 2021: The Experts Answer Your Questions
Posted 1/13/21

Date And Time


Thu, January 21, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST


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County Health Officer Gail Newel and UC Santa Cruz infectious disease expert Marm Kilpatrick answer your COVID-19 questions.

About this Event

Amid a surge in COVID-19 infections across Santa Cruz County and the nation, Lookout Santa Cruz and Event Santa Cruz are teaming up to connect residents with experts and get their questions answered.


County Health Officer Gail Newel, UC Santa Cruz infectious disease expert Marm Kilpatrick and Erica Padilla-Chavez, CEO of Pajaro Valley Prevention & Student Assistance who also is a member of the Pajaro Valley Save Lives team, will headline this free virtual conversation about the health impacts of the pandemic — including how we got here, who was impacted most, when this might end and will it ever happen again — at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, with Lookout amassing questions for the panelists beforehand through its COVID 2021 initiative. Attendees also can submit questions during the live event on Zoom.


Mallory Pickett, Lookout’s lead correspondent covering the pandemic, and Executive Editor Chris Fusco will moderate the panel discussion. For the first time at a Lookout event, we’ll offer simultaneous Spanish interpretation, through a separate Zoom audio channel.


This will be the first in series of community conversations about the coronavirus as the year unfolds.


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