Ask the Doc Virtual Town Hall Series to Focus on Holiday Safety

Two separate LIVE Q&A events in English and Spanish 

With more than 70% of Wake County’s total population vaccinated with a least one dose, our community is in a much better place heading into the holidays than last fall and winter. However, Wake County is still seeing substantial community spread of COVID-19, according to the data tracker from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Acknowledging that many people are feeling legitimate "pandemic fatigue" and are unsure how to handle the holidays, Wake County Public Health is offering two live, virtual town hall sessions to help answer questions about gathering, traveling celebrating safely and with less stress this season.

“We’re committed to helping our residents navigate through these challenging times,” said Wake County Board of Commissioners Chair Matt Calabria. “Our virtual town halls provide opportunities for our diverse communities to connect to local experts who share their cultural experiences, create an open space to engage in conversations, and have some of their top-of-mind questions about COVID-19 answered.”

Ask the Doc: Holiday Edition in English

This live Q&A session will be held on Thursday, November 18, at 7 p.m. The informal discussion will stream simultaneously via our virtual Town Hall Facebook and Town Hall YouTube events.

The panel of experts includes:

  • Dr. Rasheeda Monroe, a pediatrician and Medical Director at WakeMed Health & Hospitals;
  • Dr. Colin James Orr, an assistant professor of the Pediatrics Department at UNC - Chapel Hill;
  • Dr. Nicole Mushonga, Associate Medical Director and Epidemiology Program Director of Wake County Health and Human Services;
  • Dr. Nerrisa Price, a psychiatrist and Medical Director of Well-Being Initiatives at WakeMed Health & Hospitals; and
  • Rev. Leslie Nambo, a grief counselor and spiritual care personnel for WakeMed Health & Hospitals. 

Ask the Doc: Holiday Edition in Spanish

Pregunte al Doc: La temporada navideña y el COVID will be held on Monday, November 22, at 7 p.m. The event will be conducted in Spanish simultaneously via our virtual Town Hall Facebook (en español) and Town Hall YouTube (en español) events.

The panel of experts includes:

  • Dr. José G Cabañas, Chief Medical Officer, Wake County;
  • Dr. Mae Lynn Reyes- Rodríguez, clinical psychologists at UNC Health;
  • Dr. Eliza Hueda, a pediatrician and Medical Director at Syneos Health; and
  • Dr. Luna Sanchez Rivera, a psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University School of Medicine.

Click here to watch any episode of the “Ask the Doc” series, which has been offered in both English and Spanish. For more information on the COVID-19 and vaccine, visit

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