Fort Bend County launches coronavirus mental health task force

Fort Bend County has launched a coronavirus mental health task force. (Community Impact staff)
Fort Bend County has launched a coronavirus mental health task force. (Community Impact staff)

Fort Bend County has launched a coronavirus mental health task force. (Community Impact staff)

Fort Bend County Judge KP George has created a new task force to address mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a press release.

The Fort Bend County Coronavirus Mental Health Task Force will host its first town hall meeting online from 2-3 p.m. on April 17, and county residents are encouraged to attend and ask questions, according to the release.


George named Dr. Asim Shah as the task force chair, per the release. A resident of Fort Bend County, Shah is the chief of psychiatry at Ben Taub Hospital, which is part of the Harris Health System, and the executive vice chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Members of the public can watch the livestream at two Facebook links:

A video of the meeting will also be available to view after the livestream.
By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. She covers education, transportation, local government, business and development in the Katy area.


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