Community leaders to discuss viruses, flu season at Sept. 14 panel

Online forum accepting questions until Sept. 9


On March 30, 2022, in the Health Professions building, exercise science major Allison Lange, a sophomore, is headed to an open lab. 

Central Michigan University is holding an open forum on fall health at 3 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Powers Ballroom. Students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear from university professionals in-person and via livestream.

According to University Communications, the forum aims to answer questions about health issues like CMU's updated COVID-19 policy, an increased number of monkeypox cases in the state and the  upcoming flu season - during fall and winter according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The panel will feature community leaders including George Kikano, dean of the College of Medicine, Jennifer Morse, medical director of Central Michigan’s District Health Department, Nancy Mathews, executive vice president and provost, and Renee Watson, vice president of Student Affairs.

The event is free with seating for 100 people. The livestream will be accessible to those with a CMU global ID and password.

An online forum is accepting questions until Sept. 9. Panelists will answer questions submitted in the online forum during the public event -- livestream viewers will not be able to ask questions during the event.