Underwood Holds Facebook Live Town Hall to Discuss the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 19, 2020
Press Release
First in series of digital events to remain accessible to residents of the 14th District

WEST CHICAGO— Yesterday, Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14) held her first Facebook Live Town Hall to virtually meet with constituents, answer questions and discuss coronavirus. The Facebook Live Town Hall is the first in a series of upcoming digital events that Underwood will host to remain accessible to residents of Illinois’ 14th Congressional District while the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended social distancing.

During the event, Underwood updated constituents on the work she has done to bring federal resources to Illinois communities and increase access to free coronavirus testing for Americans. Following the update, Underwood answered questions on steps Illinoisans should take to prevent the spread of coronavirus in their community and stay healthy. She also shared resources for Illinoisans impacted by coronavirus.   

“I remain committed to representing our community in a way that is accountable, transparent, and accessible—even in this difficult time of unprecedented uncertainty. My staff and I can be reached by phone, email, and I will be continuing to take in-person meetings following guidance from CDC,” said Rep. Underwood. “We are all in this together, so everyone must do their part in order to flatten the curve and protect our families and neighbors. I look forward to hearing from our community members soon.”

Full video of Underwood’s Facebook Live Town Hall can be found here.