SANTA BARBARA –Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons, an infectious disease expert at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, will present a COVID-19 Community Update with the latest information of the Delta Variant and its impact on returning to in-person classes in the fall. Following her presentation, Dr. Fitzgibbons will answer questions from attendees.

This free online event on August 12, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., is in partnership with the Santa Barbara Public Library.

Register at Early registration is encouraged as online availability is limited.

Dr. Fitzgibbons is Chair of Division of Infectious Diseases, and Associate Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

About Cottage Health

The not-for-profit Cottage Health is the leader in providing advanced medical care to the Central Coast region.  Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. Last year, the Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 21,000 people, treated 80,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,100 newborns. Cottage Health also offers Cottage Urgent Care Centers throughout the tri-counties, as well as 24-hour access to providers via Cottage Virtual Care, an online service for common conditions.


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