More than 50 television and radio stations will air the event without commercials starting at 6 p.m. Joining the governor will be Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ and Arizona National Guard Major General Michael McGuire. There will be no audience, but viewers can submit questions by contacting their local station.
This first-of-its kind event will broadcast with support from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and RIESTER ad agency in Phoenix.
Citizens can watch the town hall on local TV stations, listen to it on radio stations, or stream it online on local newspaper websites.
“Basic information about COVID-19 is everywhere,” Arizona Broadcasters Association President and CEO Chris Kline said. “But our goal is to cut through the clutter, eliminate any misinformation and let everyone in Arizona be part of an important conversation with our state leaders.”
The panel will be answering questions including what health precautions people need to be taking, the economic plans to support Arizona citizens, and what data is being used to make the state’s decisions.
Gov. Ducey will be joined by Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, Director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications in downtown Phoenix.
Journalists Ted Simons and Carey Peña will moderate the discussion, using questions submitted by the public.
“Making sure Arizonans have timely, up-to-date information about the latest on COVID-19 is crucial,” Ducey said in a statement Wednesday. “I look forward to discussing Arizona’s latest actions and how Arizonans can access important resources and assistance during this time.”