Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Telephone Town Hall to Discuss Shake Up at DOH, Need for Better Testing, Tracing, and Transparency

September 1, 2020
Press Release
Honolulu, HITomorrow at 4:00 p.m. HST, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) will be hosting her next telephone town hall meeting to update Hawai‘i residents about COVID-19. She will be joined by Dr. DeWolfe Miller, an expert infectious disease epidemiologist, and Dr. Scott Miscovich, a physician and the president and founder of Premier Medical Group Hawaiʻi, who is running COVID testing sites across the state.
 
Rep. Gabbard will provide an update on the latest developments in Congress to respond to the pandemic. Together, they will discuss the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in an Hawai‘i and how it is impacting hospitals, testing and tracing capacity. They will also answer questions from listeners about the ongoing public health crisis.
 
This will be the twenty-first coronavirus-related virtual town hall Rep. Gabbard has hosted since the first COVID-19 cases were recorded in Hawai‘i.
 
Telephone Town Hall | COVID-19 Update # 21
Wednesday, September 2 at 4:00 p.m. Hawai‘i Time
You can sign up on Rep. Gabbard's website to receive a phone call to join the event.
Or, you can listen online at gabbard.house.gov/live.
 
Background: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and her team have been working since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis to bring more resources home to Hawaiʻi, while also keeping Hawaiʻi residents informed through a resource hub on her website, https://gabbard.house.gov/COVID-19.
 
In addition to outlining federal, state, and local COVID-19 resources, the website provides a synopsis of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s work to address COVID-19 and related issues including protecting and providing for Americans during this public health crisis, securing emergency assistance, highlighting her votes and statements regarding legislation and Congressional action, as well as demands for protective measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
 
Rep. Gabbard has also sent regular e-newsletter updates and hosted virtual town hall events almost every week which include public officials and community leaders to provide updates and directly answer constituent questions.
 
About Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is serving her fourth term in the United States House representing Hawai‘i’s Second District, and serves on the House Armed Services and Financial Services Committees. She previously served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Homeland Security Committee. She was elected to the Honolulu City Council in 2010, and prior to that at age 21, was elected to the Hawaiʻi State Legislature in 2002, becoming the youngest person ever elected in the state. Tulsi Gabbard has served in the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard for over 17 years, is a veteran of two Middle East deployments, and continues to serve as a Major in the Army Reserves. Learn more about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard...
 
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