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Representatives from 7 local governments join Wednesday’s NRV Public Health Task Force virtual town hall

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – The New River Valley Public Health Task Force will host the third of six virtual town halls on Wednesday evening, this time focusing on the impact of coronavirus on town, city, and county governments.

The third town hall of the New River Valley Public Health Task Force’s interactive, online series will air at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 and focus on COVID-19 and local government. Officials say this week’s panel will feature representatives from the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski; the City of Radford; and the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg.

Additional town hall dates, topics, and invited panelists are as follows:

  • May 27 (Local/Small Business): Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.; Floyd, Montgomery, and Pulaski County Chambers of Commerce; Giles County Tourism; Radford Chamber of Commerce; and the Small Business Development Center
  • June 3 (Education/K-12): Radford Public Schools and Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski County Public Schools
  • June 10 (Education/Colleges and Universities): New River Community College, Radford University, and Virginia Tech

All area residents are invited to participate in the town halls and submit questions anytime via the following methods:

  • In writing at http://montva.com/NRVtownhall (which can be submitted during each town hall and will be addressed as time allows)
  • Over voicemail at (540) 391-0385
  • On Twitter with the hashtag #NRVStrongerTogether

Officials say the town halls will stream live at www.youtube.com/montgomeryva; will be archived on YouTube, agency websites, and social media; and will rebroadcast on local cable access stations, including Comcast and Shentel Channel 190 for Christiansburg and Montgomery County and Comcast Channel 2 for Blacksburg.

For more information, visit www.montva.com/coronavirus or www.vdh.virginia.gov. You can also call the New River Health District public health call center at (540) 267-8240 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. After hours, leave a message.

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