Health experts to discuss COVID-19 at League of Women Voters’ meeting

Meeting open to the public; to occur Thursday via Zoom



The Whitman County Public Health director will speak about COVID cases in the county.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

The League of Women Voters will host a public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday where local health experts will share COVID-19 information and speak about viruses and vaccine development.

Troy Henderson, Whitman County Public Health director, will give data on the demographics, hospitalizations and deaths in the county, said Libby Walker, League of Women Voters community outreach coordinator.

Bonnie Gunn, assistant professor at the WSU Paul G. Allen School of Global Animal Health, will present information about viruses, COVID-19, how the virus is transmitted and the probability of developing a vaccine or cure, Walker said.

Walker said there is a program planning meeting every summer where active members in the organization come up with ideas for topics to present.

COVID-19 was chosen as the program topic because people want to know as much as they can about the virus. She said she hopes that after the meeting, people will have a better understanding of COVID-19. 

The public can find the Zoom meeting link through the League of Women Voters’ website, she said.