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Iredell County Health Department officials have decided to postpone the Thyroid Cancer & Structural Coal Ash Facilities Community Meeting scheduled for March 19 at South Iredell High School.

“The health and safety of our participants, speakers, staff, and community are our top priorities” officials said in a news release. “Due to mass gathering and large community events recommendations by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and speaker travel restrictions related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), many of our experts and key presenters will be unable to attend.”

The speakers expressed concern that their presentations would be less effective for such an important subject matter on a virtual platform, according to the news release.

The Community Meeting will be rescheduled when possible based on the COVID-19 activity in North Carolina. 

Participants’ questions that were submitted through a survey prior to the meeting will be answered by our experts and made available on the health department’s website in the near future. People who signed up for this event through Eventbrite should have been notified by email the event is postponed. 

1 thought on “Health officials postpone community meeting on thyroid cancer & structural coal ash facilities

  1. Yet, we continue to have school, hold court, attend church, work in manufacturing facilities, go to restaurants, and all shopping centers are open. It’s this type of response from officials and the media that give people conflicting messages and scare people. Proper sanitation protocols are expected of everyone all the time. The heightened precautions for sanitation should not be just during flu season or with Covid-19.

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