ADVISORY: Senate Health Leader Hosts Zika Informational Townhall in Los Angeles

September 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Due to the growing public health concern over Zika virus transmission and its effect on pregnancies and the community, chair of the Senate Health Committee Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) is hosting an informational townhall on the Zika virus and California's response. With Congress unable to reach an agreement on further funding for a public health response to the Zika virus, it is now more important than ever that California be prepared and doing everything possible to ensure people are protected.

Although there have been no reports of locally transmitted Zika in California, as of September 7, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report 210 travel-associated cases in the state.

WHO:             Senate Health Committee Chair Senator Hernandez, local leaders and medical experts.

WHAT:           An informational townhall on the Zika virus and California’s response.

WHEN:          Thursday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE:        The Mark Taper Auditorium of the Los Angeles Central Library 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

WHY:              It’s essential to understand the public health effects of the Zika virus and ensure that California is responding aggressively and appropriately. This includes how best to enact meaningful legislation to improve California's response and ensure we have the funding necessary to make a difference.

Parking:        http://sd22.senate.ca.gov/sites/sd22.senate.ca.gov/files/Zika%20Townhall-Directions-Parking.pdf

There will be a livestream available to watch remotely: http://sd22.senate.ca.gov/zika