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Gillibrand, Katko to participate in town hall on coronavirus Thursday

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) will participate in a virtual town hall meeting Thursday to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and take questions from constituents. The bipartisan town hall is being organized by the Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA) at The Ohio State University. 

The event is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Katko and Gillibrand will be joined in the town hall by Dr. Robert Corona, CEO of Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. 

The town hall will be moderated by the team from IDEA as part of the group's "Connecting to Congress" project.

The town hall is open to the public to view. Attendees can also submit questions. Click here to attend the town hall meeting (video will go live about 10 minutes before it starts.) 

If you do not have access to a computer you can dial in and listen to the town hall. 

Dial-in number: 1-877-229-8493

Access Code: 119467

Jason has served as WRVO's news director in some capacity since August 2017. As news director, Jason produces hourly newscasts, and helps direct local news coverage and special programming. Before that, Jason hosted Morning Edition on WRVO from 2009-2019. Jason came to WRVO in January of 2008 as a producer/reporter. Before that, he spent two years as an anchor/reporter at WSYR Radio in Syracuse.