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Posted on: October 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Mayors Discuss COVID-19 with UChicago Students


 How to implement mitigation efforts. Where to distribute public testing. How to assist small-business owners. How to encourage masks. What about school attendance. How to reimagine traditional events. 

As the COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, major decisions like these have fallen to mayors and the local governments they lead and collaborate with on the frontlines. 

The University of Chicago Institute of Politics has convened a panel of mayors from across the country to discuss how their cities have adapted and responded to the pandemic. 

Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward will have a conversation with UChicago students at 12:30 p.m. today - Monday, October 12 - about what’s working on a local level and what lessons they’ve learned about governing in a crisis.  

Moderated by Lena Sun, a Pulitzer Prize-winning national reporter for The Washington Post who focuses on public health and infectious disease, the conversation can be viewed at

The nonpartisan UChicago Institute of Politics is an extracurricular program designed to ignite young people's passion for politics and public service.

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