Count On Me Richland County presents COVID-19 Town Halls

When will the pandemic be over? What will life look like after the pandemic? Will I need a COVID-19 vaccination every year? Local medical, business, and community experts will address these questions, and many more, at three special Virtual Town Halls, scheduled to be livestreamed on Richland Public Health’s Facebook page at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, Tuesday, April 20, and Wednesday, April 21. If you would like to ask the panelists a question before the livestream, please e-mail it to Real-time questions can be submitted on Richland Public Health’s Facebook page or by calling 419-774-4761 anytime throughout the livestreams.

If you cannot make the livestreams, each Town Hall session will be available for viewing on the Richland Public Health Facebook page and will also be broadcasted on WMFD TV on April 15 (Medical Expert Town Hall), April 22 (African American Town Hall), and April 23 (Getting Back to Normal Town Hall) at 7:00p.m.

Medical Expert – Tuesday, April 13 @ 6pm

Are you wondering when the pandemic will be over, or if you will need a COVID-19 vaccination every year? This is your chance to ask the LOCAL experts!

Dr. Joseph Gastaldo


Dr. Celia Flinn

Akron Children’s Hospital

Dr. Mark Redding

Pathways Community HUB Institute (PCHI)

Brianna Sampsel, CNP

Third Street Family Health Services

African American Community – Tuesday, April 20 @ 6pm

Minority communities have experienced greater COVID-19 burdens and vaccine hesitancy.

We need to talk about it. Our LOCAL experts promise an open and honest dialogue.

Dr. Toni Johnson

North Central State College

Elder Aaron Williams, Jr.

Maddox Memorial Church of God in Christ

Dr. Uchenna Ezike


Christa Harris, MSN


Getting Back To Normal – Wednesday, April 21 @ 6pm

How can you bolster our community’s recovery efforts? Our LOCAL panel of

business and community experts will tell you!

Terry Carter

First Call 211 Mansfield/Richland County Public Library

Javar Jackson, MPH

Third Street Family Health Services


Jodie Perry

Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development

Lee Tasseff

Destination Mansfield

This community event is sponsored by: