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Congressman Brindisi holds Telephone Town Hall regarding Coronavirus

Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced he will self-quarantine until March 27th, because he was in contact with Ben McAdams, a Utah Congressman who tested positive for Coronavirus. However, the self-quarantine didn't stop him from holding a Telephone Town Hall Thursday night.

Posted: Mar 19, 2020 11:22 PM

UTICA N.Y.-Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced he will self-quarantine until March 27th, because he was in contact with Ben McAdams, a Utah Congressman who tested positive for Coronavirus. However, the self-quarantine didn't stop him from holding a Telephone Town Hall Thursday night.

It was an opportunity for people to call in and ask questions to Doctors from Rome Memorial Hospital and SUNY Upstate, as well as a local Businessman.

Topics discussed included Social Distancing, Hospitals not allowing Visitation, as well as ways to keep yourself and your family safe.

One Man that called into the Town Hall was a Taxi Driver who drives patients to and from appointments. He wanted to know if the precautions he takes by cleaning his Taxi after dropping off a patient were enough.

"You probably should consider weather or not this is the line of work you're willing to continue during this time when this disease is going around as a pandemic. There's really not a way that you can not breathe the air that someone might be emitting in your small car, that you're driving you're in an enclosed environment this is a risk for you." said Dr. Andrew Bushnell from Rome Memorial Hospital in response to the Taxi Driver's concern.

There were so many calls into the Town Hall tonight that not everyone that called in could get their questions answered. So Brindisi is encouraging those to call into his office anytime with questions.

Brindisi's Office Phone Number is (315) 732-0713.

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