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Gov. Little and health experts holding coronavirus briefing next week

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 18:44:55-04

BOISE, Idaho — In the face of this outbreak, AARP is providing information and resources to help older people and those caring for them protect themselves from the virus and prevent it from spreading to others.

As such, AARP Idaho along with Idaho Governor Brad Little, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen and Idaho State Epidemiologist Dr. Christine Hahn will host a statewide telephone town hall to provide information and answer questions regarding the coronavirus in Idaho.

The hour-long conversation begins at noon mountain time on March 17. Participants can join by dialing toll-free 866-767-0637 or register in advance by visiting https://vekeo.com/aarpidaho/.

This is an interactive forum and participants are encouraged to call and speak directly with the Governor, Director Jeppesen and Dr. Hahn. Questions may also be submitted ahead of time via email at aarpid@aarp.org.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults and people with underlying health conditions, like heart disease, lung disease and diabetes, are about twice as likely to develop serious outcomes than younger, healthier people.

This important call is available for anyone regardless if they are an AARP member or not.

Idaho has had it's first confirmed case of coronavirus. You can find more information here.