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Murphy Announces Listening Sessions & TeleTown Hall on Coronavirus

Teleworking under self-quarantine, Murphy continues ongoing outreach with constituents and local leaders

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Washington, March 22, 2020 | comments

ORLANDO—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., will host a series of events this week to discuss the government’s response to the public health crisis posed by coronavirus and to listen to her constituents. While teleworking from home and under self-quarantine as a result of a possible COVID-19 exposure, Murphy will be remotely joined by health care experts for a Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall on Monday, March 30 at 7:15 p.m. to answer questions from constituents about the health and economic impacts resulting from this global pandemic. On Tuesday, March 24 at 7:15 p.m. and Thursday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m., Murphy will host listening session conference calls for health care workers who are off-the-clock so they can share their experiences working on the frontlines of this crisis and offer policy recommendations. Additionally, Murphy is hosting conference calls with local elected leaders, small businesses and nonprofits, as well as calls with members of her youth, labor, and faith leaders advisory boards to listen to how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting their communities.

“This unprecedented health and economic disruption will affect so many aspects of our community in different ways, so I want to listen to the people I represent to see what I can do to help them weather this crisis. I’m especially interested in hearing from our brave local health care workers who are on the front lines of our response to this pandemic, and they have earned our full support and gratitude,” said Murphy.

All health care workers in Florida’s Seventh Congressional District, which is all of Seminole County and most of northern Orange County, are invited to join Murphy’s telelistening session for health care workers. They may join by registering at murphy.house.gov/coronavirus. Advanced registration is required. These events will be held on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:15 p.m. and Thursday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m.

For the Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall, which will be held on Monday, March 30 at 7:15 p.m., residents of Florida’s Seventh Congressional District may join the town hall by calling toll-free 1-866-383-2729. Some residents may also receive an automated telephone call from Murphy’s office that will give them the option to be automatically connected into the telephone town hall. Anyone on the call may listen to the live event and specific instructions will be provided for callers who wish to ask a question. Constituents can also listen to an audio stream of the event online by visiting https://murphy.house.gov/live/.

“I know many central Florida families have questions, so that’s why I’m also hosting a telephone town hall to get you the information you need and to listen to you,” said Murphy. “In the meantime, I encourage everyone to visit coronavirus.gov to get the latest information on coronavirus or visit my website at murphy.house.gov/coronavirus. By working together and with each of us doing our part, we will get through this crisis.”

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