CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University, in collaboration with the Benton County Health Department and Samaritan Health Services, will host an online university and community forum on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. The forum will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, March 14.

The public is invited to attend the forum, which will be held via Zoom, will feature a panel of university and community experts who will discuss the lifting of mask mandates, steep drops in cases as the omicron surge wanes and what university and community members can do in the weeks and months ahead to help protect public health and rebuild a sense of community.

Expected panelists include:

  • Dr. Adam Brady, infectious disease specialist, Samaritan Health Services.
  • April Holland, deputy director of public health, Benton County Health Department.
  • Dan Larson, vice provost for student affairs and coronavirus response coordinator, Oregon State University.
  • Chunhuei Chi, director of the Center for Global Health and professor of health management and policy, Oregon State University.
  • Jenny Haubenreiser, senior director of community health and wellness initiatives, Oregon State University.

To view the webinar, go to:

Attendees also will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

General OSU

About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 36,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

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