To help sustain the health of the Flint community, Dr. Debra Furr-Holden helped launch the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center (HFRCC) Flint Community Webinars to address emerging concerns about COVID-19. The goal of the series is to give community members a chance to raise questions and to provide information on (1) how to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19, (2) current trends in the spread of the virus, and (3) plans for reopening Flint and monitoring contact tracing. These webinars include multiple ity and non-governmental agencies and service providers to ensure first-hand access and provide the best information and resources to residents.


The highly contagious B 1.1.7 COVID-19 variant can spread up to about 50% faster, potentially leading to a higher number of cases and hospitalizations. But if measures are taken now, it can lessen the impact. Local doctors say this will require everyone to follow these simple steps: “The three things that people need to do. We call them the three W’s: wash your hands, wear your masks and watch your distance,” said Dr. Debra Furr-Holden.