COVID-19 Panel Discussion Held Monday Night

TERRE HAUTE, Ind – A panel discussion was held Monday night, with several Vigo County healthcare and government officials to discuss the level of preparedness concerning the COVID-19 pandemic here in the Wabash Valley.

Those in attendance emphasized that the coming two to three weeks are critical to flattening the curve and suppressing the spread of COVID-19 in our area.

They also emphasized that it was important to follow the advice already given concerning distancing and staying home to limit the spread of this disease.

The panel included Dr. Darren Brucken, Vigo County health commissioner, cardiologist Dr. Prashant Patel of Union Hospital, Union Health CEO Steve Holman, Terre Haute Regional Hospital CEO Nathan Vooys, Vigo County Health Department Administrator Joni Wise and Vigo County Commissioner Brendan Kearns.

Hospital officials said that they are working to make sure that they are prepared to treat those that become ill.

If you have questions, you can call the Union Hospital hotline from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at t 812-238-4871.

You can watch the discussion by clicking the video below.