Friday, March 20, 2020

GHJP Faculty Respond to Coronavirus in Virtual Town Hall

Yale University hosted a virtual town hall on March 18, 2020 to provide the latest information on the coronavirus pandemic. The 90-minute town hall — featuring faculty experts from Yale Schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine, the Law School, and officials from New Haven — was based on questions submitted from the public.

Epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves of the School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) at the Law School, moderated the event, which featured Sten Vermund and Ann Kurth, deans of Yale’s Schools of Public Health and Nursing, respectively; Yale professors Ellen Foxman and Rajita Sinha of the School of Medicine; Amy Kapczynski ’03, Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership at the Law School; Paul Genecin, CEO of Yale Health; and Mehul Dalal, community services director, City of New Haven.

The experts gathered via videoconferencing to address questions about disease symptoms; worst-case scenarios; protecting yourself and your family; coping with changing routines; legal rights; and Yale’s and New Haven’s responses to COVID-19.

GHJP has produced a fact sheet with information and links for Connecticut residents on protecting their rights during the response to COVID-19.

WATCH: “Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Virtual Town Hall”