Media Advisory: State Health Commissioner to Hold Long Island H1N1 Preparedness Town Hall Meeting to Inform Public on Plans to Combat Expected Return of H1N1

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 2, 2009) - On Thursday, September 3, 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 a Town Hall Meeting in Brookville in Nassau County 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 six-stop "Novel H1N1 Preparedness Town Hall Tour" at the first forum held at Harriet Myers Middle School in Albany. (See press release: Other H1N1 Preparedness Town Hall Meetings were held this week in Syracuse, Buffalo and Rochester.

WHO: Richard F. Daines, M.D., Commissioner of the State Health Department (DOH); Charles Szuberla, Executive Director of School Operations and Management Services for SED; and John Gibb, Director of SEMO.

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

WHEN: Thursday, September 3 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall, Brookville, N.Y. 11548