Media Advisory: Five More Regional H1N1 Preparedness Town Hall Meetings Scheduled to Inform Public on Plans to Combat Expected Return of H1N1 Flu

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 31, 2009) - State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D. will be joined by state officials from the State Education Department (SED) and the State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) at five regional Town Hall Meetings to brief local officials and the public on preparations for the expected resurgence of novel H1N1 flu. On Monday, Governor David A. Paterson kicked off the "Novel H1N1 Preparedness Town Hall Tour" at the first forum held at Harriet Myers Middle School in Albany. (See press release at:

WHO: Richard F. Daines, M.D., Commissioner of the State Health Department (DOH); Jean Stevens, Associate Commissioner for Instructional Support and Development at the State Education Department (SED); and John Gibb, Director of the State Emergency Management Office (SEMO).

WHAT: Town Hall Meetings to inform New Yorkers on State preparations for responding to the expected return of novel H1N1 flu.


Tuesday, September 1
10:30 a.m. Jamesville-Dewitt High School
Main Auditorium
6845 Edinger Drive
Dewitt, N.Y. 13214
Wednesday, September 2
9 a.m. Public School 192
Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
Main Auditorium
450 Masten Avenue
Buffalo, N.Y. 14209
1 p.m. Monroe Community College
Building 8, Room 8
1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, N.Y. 14623
Thursday, September 3
10:30 a.m. Long Island University
C.W. Post Campus
Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall
Brookville, N.Y. 11548
Tuesday, September 8
10:30 a.m. Lake Placid Hilton
Meeting Room
2384 Saranac Avenue
Lake Placid, N.Y. 12946