Dr. Ruiz Continues COVID-19 Public Health Education with Telephone Town Hall

March 19, 2020
Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – Today, Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) continued his COVID-19 public health education with a district-wide telephone town hall. Along with a panel of local public health experts, Dr. Ruiz answered the community’s questions on the coronavirus and our nation’s response. This comes after Dr. Ruiz released a series of social media PSAs in both English and Spanish to educate the public about commonly asked COVID-19 questions.

“I am thankful to everyone who called in today to get the facts, ask questions, and educate themselves about the coronavirus,”said Dr. Ruiz, an emergency physician working in the ER during the H1N1 pandemic. “By staying informed, following CDC recommendations, practicing social distancing, and working together, we can and will slow the spread of this virus and save lives.”

Dr. Ruiz and Panelists Practice Social Distancing During Today’s Tele Town Hall


At 10:00 a.m. PT, Dr. Ruiz held a district-wide telephone town hall to answer constituent questions about COVID-19, the federal response, and where they can turn for local resources. Dr. Ruiz was joined by a panel of local public health experts including:

  • Dr. Williamson, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for Eisenhower Health
  • Christine Langenwalter, Chief Quality Officer for Desert Regional Medical Center

You can watch the livestream of the event on the Congressman’s Facebook page here.