Online forum addresses community behavior amid COVID crisis

A Community in Crisis
A Community in Crisis(WSAW)
Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 3:19 PM CST
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The D.C. Everest Area School District, Wausau School District and Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce will present an online program Friday due to the COVID crisis in Marathon County.

The event will be live-streamed on WSAW-TV’s Facebook page at noon.

To address the increasingly desperate local situation, a panel of local leaders and health experts will participate in the online program, “A Community in Crisis”.

Participants will include:

  • Dr. Michael Clark, Emergency Department Physician and Medical Director for Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport
  • Ben Layman, Regional Chief Administrative Officer, Marshfield Clinic Health System Wausau/Weston Center
  • Michael Walters, MD JD, System Senior Physician Executive—Specialty Care, Aspirus Health Care
  • Joan Theurer, Health Officer, Marathon County Health Department
  • Dr. Kristine Gilmore, Superintendent, D.C. Everest Area School District
  • Dr. Keith Hilts, Superintendent, Wausau School District
  • Dr. Lori Weyers, President, Northcentral Technical College
  • Carrie Strobel, Vice President Human Resources, Greenheck Fan Corporation
  • Will Hsu, Hsu’s Ginseng Enterprises Inc

These leaders and experts will urge community members to take steps to adjust their behavior in an effort to keep schools open, businesses functioning and preserve the integrity of our healthcare systems.

NewsChannel 7′s Jeff Thelen will serve as one of the moderators.

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