ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - On Friday, a member of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force will meet with Allen County health leaders to discuss the local COVID-19 pandemic response efforts.
Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, U.S. Surgeon General, will address media and take questions on the local and national coronavirus efforts during a visit to Allen County.
Dr. Adams, an Indiana University School of Medicine graduate and former Indiana State Health Commissioner, will briefly tour the Department of Health and meet leadership to discuss the local COVID-19 pandemic response efforts prior to a news conference.
Dr. Adams was confirmed as the 20th U.S. Surgeon General in 2017 and holds the rank of Vice-Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
He oversees the operations of more than 6,000 uniformed health officers who serve in nearly 800 locations around the world promoting, protecting, and advancing the health and safety of the nation.
Dr. Adams is also a member of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force.