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DeKalb Schools Plans Virtual COVID-19 Medical Roundtable

Patch logo Patch 9/20/2021 Kara McIntyre
a woman sitting at a desk looking at a screen: Six public health and medical experts will join Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris for a virtual COVID-19 medical roundtable discussion Wednesday at 6 p.m. You can send questions for the panelists to parent_talk@dekalbschoolsga.org. © Shutterstock Six public health and medical experts will join Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris for a virtual COVID-19 medical roundtable discussion Wednesday at 6 p.m. You can send questions for the panelists to parent_talk@dekalbschoolsga.org.

DEKALB COUNTY, GA — The DeKalb County School District is bringing several health professionals for a roundtable discussion with Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris regarding COVID-19, according to a news release.

Six medical and public health experts, all part of the district's COVID-19 advisory committee, will discuss COVID-19 precautions, public health guidelines, district policy and future implications:

  • Dr. Sandra Valenciano, DeKalb district health director and chief executive officer of the DeKalb County Board of Health.
  • Andrew Gewirtz, professor at the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
  • Dr. Veda Johnson, professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and executive director of Emory's PARTNERS for Equity in Child and Adolescent Health.
  • Dr. Jennifer McQuiston, deputy director of the Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Dr. Jennifer Shu, Children's Medical Group
  • Dr. Lynette Wilson-Phillips, community pediatrician at Decatur Pediatric Group and Kids' Doc on Wheels.

The roundtable starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday and can be viewed on the district's family engagement Facebook page.

You can also send questions for the panelists via email to parent_talk@dekalbschoolsga.org. To join on zoom, visit the flyer on the district's website here.

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