HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield to give update on COVID-19 response, Operation Warp Speed

Media Advisory

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

On Wednesday, October 21, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar will meet with CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. and agency leadership to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 response and Operation Warp Speed. Following the meeting, the Secretary and Dr. Redfield will host a press briefing.

Credentialed media are invited to join Secretary Azar and Dr. Redfield for a press briefing and Q&A

Alex Azar, Secretary for Health and Human Services
Robert Redfield, M.D., CDC Director
Jay Butler, M.D., Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases

:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. ET, Wednesday, October 21 (NOTE: Arrive at 3:00)

CDC Roybal Campus, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta

Members of the media MUST pre-register by calling the CDC Media Office at 404-639-3286 or emailing media@cdc.gov no later than 1 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 21 with subject line “CDC Press Briefing”.  Please include the name of your media organization, names of those who will attend, position (camera, still photographer, reporter) and email address. A confirmation will be sent by CDC.

Important Instructions
All attendees must be U.S. citizens and present government-issued picture identification. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Please arrive at the CDC Visitor’s Center (1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta) no later than 3:00 p.m.  All visitors to CDC are required to go through a security and health screening.  All visitors must abide by CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, which includes wearing a mask and maintaining distance of at least 6 feet from other people.

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