Thursday, July 16, 2020

Chatham-Kent leadership to hold LIVE COVID-19 Q&A

Chatham-Kent Mayor Darrin Canniff, Chatham-Kent Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent CAO Don Shropshire and Chatham-Kent Health Alliance President and CEO Lori Marshall will participate in a second online COVID-19 question and answer session via Facebook Live on Friday, April 3 at 12 p.m.

The meeting will be livestreamed through the municipality’s Facebook page, where viewers will be able to submit questions through Facebook as the event unfolds.

Municipal officials say viewers will be also able to view the session on the Facebook site once it concludes.

Mayor Canniff said the session allows residents direct access to those in positions of authority as the community deals with the pandemic.

“It’s important for the community to be able to ask questions about the situation and how we’re responding to it,” Mayor Canniff stated in a press release.

“The media has done a great job of keeping the public informed and this is one more way for us to accomplish that important goal.”

The March 24 session had more than 600 participants at its peak and has been viewed more than 13,000 times on the Chatham-Kent Facebook site.

Anyone who wants to submit a question in advance can do so by emailing

“We will be taking live questions as well as those submitted in advance,” Mayor Canniff added.

“We will get to as many as we can during the live session and municipal staff will be reviewing unanswered questions once the session has concluded. There are a number of similar questions, so if yours has been answered earlier in the session it may not be repeated.”

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