Online NIU STEM Café: DeKalb County Health Department responds to COVID-19

What are DeKalb County public health professionals doing to stem the tide of COVID-19? How many cases are there in DeKalb? What can you do to protect yourself and your community?

Join us for an online discussion with DeKalb County Health Department professionals on Wednesday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. This virtual STEM Café is brought to you by NIU STEAM, in the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development, and is free and available to the public.

Hear from the DeKalb County public health professionals who are in the trenches of the battle against COVID-19: Public Health Administrator Lisa Gonzalez, MPH; Director of Community Health & Prevention and Emergency Preparedness Cindy Graves, RN, MSHA; and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Melissa Edwards, MPH.

Learn how the DeKalb County Health Department is responding to COVID-19, including:

  • Planning and collaborating with community partners.
  • Notifying others about potential cases.
  • Investigating cases.
  • Informing the community about protective measures. 
  • Getting information out to the public.

Access the online meeting just prior to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1. On a computer, the Chrome browser works best, and you will be asked to download the Adobe Connect app. For tablets and mobile phones, go to your app store and download the Adobe Connect mobile app before attending. You will be able to listen to the speakers and will have a chance to type in your questions.

The DeKalb County Health Department offers a full array of public health programs and is certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health. For the latest public health information, visit the DeKalb County Health Department website.

Northern Illinois University STEM Cafés are sponsored by NIU STEAM and are designed to increase public awareness of the critical role that STEM fields play in our everyday lives. For more information, visit NIU STEAM or contact Judith Dymond, Ed.D., at 815-753-4751 or email

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