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Faith Communities Covid-19 Conversation

Faith Communities Covid-19 Conversation

To watch the entire conversation, click on the link here.

Over 64 members of the PBA and other faith communities joined in a Zoom conversation on July 16, 2020 to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.

The purpose of the conversation was to discuss advocacy for increased levels of testing, contact tracing and isolation to tamp down coronavirus and protect communities. There were a number of guest presenters including Senator Vincent Hughes of the Pennsylvania 7th District and Thomas W. Farley, MD, MPH, Philadelphia Health Commissioner.

Senator Hughes (left) discussed the response, plans, and work of the State for COVID 19 in general (various aspects) and the State plan for increased levels of testing, contact tracing and isolation.

Commissioner Farley (right) addressed the importance of increased levels of testing, contact tracing and isolation and the plans of the City of Philadelphia (other issues schools open, current trends in the virus escalation etc.)

Concerns and questions from participants were fielded by other guest presenters. They included:

Rev. Luis Cortes, Founder, President & CEO of Esperanza, who moderated questions on engaging communities of color in the processes for increased levels of testing, contact tracing and isolation.

 

Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Chairman & CEO of Self, Incorporated, who moderated questions on the homeless and persons living in congregate care institutions.

 

Rev. Maria L.H. Lewis, Moderator of the Philadelphia Baptist Association, who moderated questions from the faith community.

 

To watch the entire conversation, click on the link here.