Coronavirus: A Community Conversation, an hour-long, live panel discussion airs tonight at 7 on Roanoke, Va.’s WDBJ, WFXR, WSET and WSLS as well as WFIR-AM-FM and WVTF-FM.
In a historic first, health care and broadcast entities across western Virginia are teaming up under a shared goal: flattening the COVID-19 curve.
Coronavirus: A Community Conversation, an hour-long, live panel discussion with clinicians from the Virginia Department of Health, Carilion Clinic, LewisGale Medical Center and the Salem Va., Medical Center airs tonight at 7 on all four regional television network affiliates in Roanoke (DMA 69): WDBJ, WFXR, WSET and WSLS as well as WFIR-AM-FM and WVTF-FM.
This scale of collaboration is unprecedented. In a time of such uncertainty, it takes an entire community to flatten the COVID-19 curve.
In western Virginia, healthcare and broadcast partners are bridging the gap to ensure that residents have accurate and reliable information to combat COVID-19.
Panelists will answer questions from the public, which will be collected and submitted by participating broadcasters. Topics will include:
• A situational brief for the region and health systems
• What people need to do
• How community members can plan and help
“The broadcasters of Virginia want you to know that we are here for you and we will continue to work as hard as we can for our local communities in these unprecedented times of need,” said Douglas F. Easter, executive director for the Virginia Association of Broadcasters.
“We can all work together to beat this terrible disease.”