SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) –Syracuse Community Connections and Black Health will host a community forum on September 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to bring together community leaders and experts to answer questions about the Delta variant.
The goal is to educate vulnerable communities about how to protect themselves from the virus.
The CEO for Syracuse Community Connections says there is one community they would really like to connect during this forum. “One of the communities that’s been most hard hit and most affected is particularly in the 13204 zip code,” said Lawrence Williams. “We have African American, it’s the Latino community that represents that community well.”
Williams said he just wants residents to start a conversation, so they can learn more about COVID-19 and the vaccine and make their own decisions. “It’s an opportunity for the community to ask questions that they are the most concerned about, to ask those questions that either represents people who they represent, or themselves as individuals.”
Participants in the expert panel are listed below:
- Dr. Daryll Dykes and the Upstate Medical Team
- Representatives from the Onondaga County Department of Health
- Clergy from the Evangelical COGIC
- Deputy Mayor Sharon Owens
- Syracuse COVID Task Force