Get the facts: Education and awareness about coronavirus

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uinnipiac University and the Town of Hamden are co-sponsoring a timely discussion on the coronavirus (COVID-19) from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at the Thornton Wilder Auditorium, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will explore the following topics:

  • Signs/symptoms/treatment
  • Difference between seasonal flu and the coronavirus
  • What is the difference between a bacteria and a virus
  • The status of a vaccine
  • How to best wash your hands
  • How to best use hand soap and hand sanitizer
  • How to best clean high contact surfaces
  • What Quinnipiac is doing
  • Which age groups are most at risk from the coronavirus
  • Five things everyone can do now to reduce the chances of getting the coronavirus

The Quinnipiac University panel will include:

  • Dwayne Boucaud, professor of biomedical sciences and director of graduate medical laboratory Science and biomedical science programs
  • Dennis Brown, clinical associate professor of physician assistant studies and director of physician assistant studies
  • Sheila Molony, professor of nursing
  • Carol Awasu, professor of social work and director of social work master’s program
  • Thomas Martin, director of biomedical sciences, microbiology and Immunology
  • W. John Thomas, professor of law

Janelle Chiasera, dean of the School of Health Sciences, will moderate the discussion.