Congressman DeSaulnier to Host Coronavirus and Education Town Hall with CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, Contra Costa Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey & UCSF Child Psychiatry Expert

March 23, 2021
Press Release

Walnut Creek, CA – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced that he will host a town hall on Tuesday, March 30th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. PT on the impact of coronavirus on students and getting back to school. The event will be held live on Zoom and on Congressman DeSaulnier’s Facebook page (

Congressman DeSaulnier will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss school safety, learning loss, and mental and behavioral health support, including: 

  • Tony Thurmond, California Superintendent of Public Instruction;
  • Lynn Mackey, Contra Costa Superintendent of Schools; and 
  • Dr. Petra Steinbuchel, Director of the UCSF Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Portal. 

This will be Congressman DeSaulnier’s 128th town hall and mobile district office hour since coming to Congress. Contra Costa residents will have an opportunity to submit questions before the event and live during the town hall.

Coronavirus and Education Virtual Town Hall
Tuesday, March 30th
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PT

This event is open to the public and press.

To RSVP, submit a question, or request special accommodations, visit or call (925) 933-2660.