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Virtual forum in Lynn will answer questions on COVID-19

Lynn is inviting residents and businesses to a virtual community forum on COVID-19.

The 7 p.m. event on Wednesday will provide information and the chance to ask questions about COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and the latest state health and safety guidelines. Community members will also have the chance to speak out about issues affecting them in relation to the ongoing pandemic.

Lynn is hosting the event in partnership with Mass General Brigham-Salem Hospital/North Shore Physicians Group and Lynn Community Health Center.

Mayor Jared Nicholson and city public health director Michele Desmarais will be among the forum panelists. They will be joined by Dr. Barbara Lambi, a Salem Hospital infectious disease specialist; Dr. Christine Valdes, Salem Hospital/North Shore Physician’s Group physician and Medical Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Dr. Hanna Haptu, Lynn Community Health Center Infectious Disease Specialist; and Dr. Clark Van Den Berghe, Lynn Community Health Center physician. To participate, go to lynnma.gov.


John Laidler can be reached at laidler@globe.com.