The city of Sterling Heights and Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce will co-host a Coronavirus Community Leaders Forum on Wednesday, March 18 at 6 pm via Facebook Live.
At the forum, presentations will be made by Melissa Jackson from Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor, Sterling Heights Fire Chief Chris Martin, Utica Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns, Warren Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Livernois and Macomb County Health Director Bill Ridella. The forum is expected to last approximately 45 minutes.
While not open for the public to attend in person, the forum will be shared on Facebook Live on the Sterling Heights City Hall page. Residents are encouraged to view the forum online and post any questions they might have. Forum moderators will share those questions with speakers during the Q&A portion of the program so they may be answered. Re-broadcasts of the forum will be shown on SHTV (Comcast Channel 5, WOW Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99) and YouTube (SHTV1).
“Keeping our community safe is our top priority. We will follow guidelines from state and federal government during this forum keeping group participants minimal and being mindful of the 6’ rule between participants,” said Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor. “That being said, we feel it is our obligation to share this content to as many community members as possible to help keep them informed, prepared and, ultimately, safe.”
“The public health issue created by COVID-19 has far reaching impact. It touches all sectors of our community and economy,” said Stacy Ziarko, president and CEO for the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber is eager to assist in sharing important content about COVID-19, its impact on all businesses, community institutions and citizens, and ways each one of us can help mitigate potential negative impact.”