Montgomery County officials will host a virtual town hall about monkeypox — the first in a series of town halls about the topic — next week.
The first event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22 and will focus on monkeypox and the LGBTQ+ community, according to a release from the county.
County health officials will host the town hall in partnership with County Council Vice President Evan Glass. Panelists include Glass, Acting Health Officer Dr. James Bridgers, County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Dr. Raymond Crowel, the County’s LGBTQ+ Community Liaison, an infectious disease specialist and a DHHS physician. They will provide updates on the monkeypox, or MPX, situation in the area and share information about the county’s monkeypox vaccine program.
Registration is required, per the county. Register for the meeting here. Questions can be submitted anonymously in advance.
More than 330 cases of monkeypox have been reported in Maryland as of Tuesday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of last Tuesday there were 215 cases in the state, according to Montgomery County health officials.
County health officials, in partnership w/ Council Vice President Evan Glass, will host a virtual town hall meeting from 6-7:30 pm on Aug. 22. The meeting, the 1st in a series planned by the County, will focus on MPX & the LGBTQ+ community.
— Montgomery County DHHS (@MoCoDHHS) August 16, 2022