Free Town Hall Meeting Covers Back-to-School Safety

POTTSTOWN PA – Local expert panelists will be featured speakers Thursday (July 22, 2021) at 7 p.m. for a free and open to the public virtual town hall meeting on “on getting kids back to school safely,” sponsored by the Pottstown area’s TriCounty Health Council. Registration for the Zoom-based discussion is available now, here.

Topics for the discussion include the role of routine vaccinations, COVID-19 vaccines, and steps everyone can take to protect one another and ensure that in-person learning is safe and accessible for kids across our local school districts. Those who register will have the opportunity to submit questions for the panelists, in addition to participating in the ton hall’s live question-and-answer period.

The event also will be streamed in real time to the Tri-County Community Network Facebook page. Additionally, recording of the full town hall will be made available on a Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation webpage following its conclusion.

Panelists include:

  • Sarah Spengler, BSN, RN, MSN, CRNP, a pediatric nurse practitioner at Community Health and Dental Care, a federally qualified health center in Pottstown;
  • Kimberly Perry-Malloy, MSN, RN, CSN, CPN, a pediatric nurse for 23 years and currently the Pottstown School District head nurse;
  • Kathleen Seeley, senior director of early education at the YWCA TriCounty Area Early Education Center; and
  • moderator Dr. Jeff Sparagana, former Pottstown School District superintendent.

The health council consists of leadership and staff members from Community Health and Dental Care, Creative Health Services, Tower Health Pottstown Hospital, TriCounty Community Network, and the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation.

Helping to organize the town hall are the Montgomery County Immunization Coalition, YWCA Tri-County Area, and Pottstown School District.

Photo by Chayene Rafaela via Unsplash, used under license
Graphic supplied by the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation