WESTFIELD, NJ — Town officials are anticipated to brief the public Wednesday on the novel coronavirus and its impacts within the town.

Mayor Shelley Brindle, Town Administrator Jim Gildea, Regional Health Officer Megan Avallone and Police Chief Christopher Battiloro will answer questions during a Facebook Live discussion about COVID-19 Wednesday, March 18, at 10 a.m., the town announced.

The session will include updates about public health, available community resources, and activity cancellations, as well as the chance to ask questions, officials said.

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The town’s second briefing on the topic comes after the number of coronavirus cases across Union County increased from eight on to 15 on Tuesday, according to state health department figures released Tuesday afternoon. Statewide, the number of cases rose from 178 to 267 in that time, according to the DOH.

To submit a question in advance, residents may fill out a forum on the town’s website. It is accessible at this link.

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