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Surgeon General to visit Fort Wayne to discuss COVID-19 response efforts

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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.

At 10:30 a.m., Dr. Adams will hold a news conference that you can tune into on our Facebook page and our website.

Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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