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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Sherman Holds 5th Coronavirus Town Hall as Pandemic Rages


May 20, 2020
Press Release

Sherman Oaks – Last night, thousands of Valley residents participated in Congressman Brad Sherman’s (D-Sherman Oaks) 5th interactive “Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall”.

Over 6,000 Valley residents participated in a conversation with Congressman Sherman for an hour. During this time, the Congressman was joined by Dr. Nirav Shah, Senior Scholar at Stanford University's Clinical Excellence Research Center who provided critical health and safety guidance for dealing with this unprecedented public health crisis.

One of the many issues discussed was the latest legislation, H.R. 6800 the HEROES Act, passed in the House in order continue to address the unprecedented coronavirus health and economic crisis. Although this bill has passed in the House, it has not yet become law and its provisions will be subject of further debate in Congress. 

“Telephone Town Halls have always been a regular part of my outreach to constituents,” said Congressman Sherman. “As the Coronavirus continues to rage through the United States, including in Southern California, having accurate information is critical and that is why my Telephone Town Hall last night allowed me to easily interact with thousands of Valley residents and provide an avenue for me to keep my constituents informed during this critical time in our country.”  

During the Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall, Sherman requested input from his constituents by asking a series of survey questions about their thoughts on next steps forward in this public health crisis. The results of the survey questions are as follows:


  1. Do you think California is reopening too soon or not soon enough?  
  • ​​​Too Soon: 44%
  • About Right: 35%
  • Not Soon Enough: 14%
  • Unsure: 8%


  1. If the government gave you a free Bluetooth thermometer, would you take and report your temperature every day?   
  • Yes: 46%
  • No: 33%
  • Undecided: 21%


Congressman Sherman will host a series of Telephone Town Halls during this crisis. The next one will be on June 2nd. To learn how to participate in the next townhall go to