Media Advisory – Senator Yaw to Host COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall Monday

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) will host a telephone town hall discussion next week to provide an update on the coronavirus response. 

Senator Yaw will take questions at 11:20AM on Monday, April 6, 2020.  Other guests on the call include:

  • Rutul Dalal, Medical Director, Infectious Disease; and Chairman, Infection Prevention and Control
    UPMC Susquehanna
  • Jason Fink, President and CEO
    Williamsport / Lycoming Chamber of Commerce
  • Eric Kratz, Executive Director
    PA Senate Labor and Industry Committee

“Over the past few weeks, my office has worked to address hundreds of questions and concerns raised by our neighbors across the region about this pandemic and the tough economic impact it has had on our working families and small businesses,” Sen. Yaw said.  “I hope this telephone town hall will serve as an opportunity to answer questions and provide clear and concise information.”

The event comes on the heels of a statewide stay-at-home order by Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine through April 30, and days after a recommendation that residents wear face coverings when in public.

The telephone town hall format allows community residents to participate in the discussion without the need to travel throughout the region.  Participants may ask questions or simply remain on their phone line to listen to the conversation.  Residents can sign up for the event in advance by visiting Senator Yaw’s website at, or by calling 877-229-8493, and enter PIN 111880.

The event will also feature a live audio stream that allows smartphone, tablet and computer users to listen in and submit questions for the panelists online. A link to the live audio stream is available at

For more state-related news and information, visit Senator Yaw’s website at or on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.

Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff

(717) 787-3280