Sen. Zorn holding COVID-19 tele-town hall on Friday

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn on Tuesday announced that he will host a coronavirus (COVID-19) tele-town hall on Friday, April 10 with Dr. Stephen Bell of Newport Internal Medicine.

“The COVID-19 coronavirus is highly contagious and causes respiratory illness that has already infected over 17,000 Michigan residents, including roughly 150 people in Monroe and Lenawee counties,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “I want to first remind everyone not to panic during this public health emergency. Be calm but persistent.

“The situation is rapidly changing, and I know people have a lot of questions. I am holding this tele-town hall meeting to help answer questions about the virus, our state’s response efforts to it and what people can do to help protect themselves and others.”

The tele-town hall will take place on Friday, April 10 at 12:15 p.m. Residents wishing to participate may join the meeting by calling 855-756-7520 and entering extension 59091.

Gov. Whitmer recently approved legislation to dedicate $150 million in state and federal funds to help fight the spread of COVID-19. President Trump has also approved a major disaster declaration for Michigan and the governor has issued several executive orders, including orders closing school buildings for the rest of the school year and directing people to stay at home except for limited essential exemptions.

Residents who are unable to participate are encouraged to contact Zorn’s office by calling 517-373-3543 or by emailing the senator at [email protected].

Zorn will also continue to share the latest information on his official Facebook page at

For information about COVID-19 and the state’s response to the pandemic, visit The state has also launched a hotline about COVID-19. Residents with any questions about the virus can call 1-888-535-6136 between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.