Local health officials will host joint media briefing today to discuss COVID-19

Physician leaders from Clark County Public Health, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Vancouver Clinic will host a joint media briefing today to discuss COVID-19.

The briefing will take place from 1-2 p.m. today via Zoom. Contact Marissa Armstrong at Clark County Public Health, marissa.armstrong@clark.wa.gov, to receive call information.The following physicians will participate in the briefing:

  • Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Public Health, Director and Health Officer
  • Dr. Ray Lee, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Chief of Staff
  • Dr. Alfred Seekamp, Vancouver Clinic, Chief Medical Officer
  • Dr. Hoa Ly, Legacy Health, Medical Director, Inpatient Medicine Service

The physicians will discuss current COVID-19 case numbers, hospitalizations, testing and prevention measures. They will also be available to answer media questions.

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Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start ClarkCountyToday.com.