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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about voting rights at the National Constitution Center on July 13, 2021 in Philadelphia.
President Joe Biden will participate in a CNN town hall on Wednesday in Cincinnati, Ohio, just over six months after taking office.
The town hall comes as the White House grapples with a new surge in Covid-19 cases, which has led to increasing rates of hospitalizations and deaths. The Delta variant, which causes more severe illness than Covid-19, is spreading in areas of the nation with low vaccination rates.
More than 161 million Americans are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, but many are still refusing to get the shot. The White House has ramped up efforts to conduct more targeted outreach, particularly to young people, and to combat misinformation about the vaccines.
The town hall comes as the administration faces a number of congressional hurdles, including on immigration, police reform and infrastructure.
The one-hour long event is expected to focus on a wide range of issues facing the nation, including Covid-19 and the economy.
Here’s what you need to know about how to watch the town hall.
The town hall will take place at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
The one-hour event will stream live on CNN.com’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android without requiring authentication.
It can also be viewed on CNNgo without authentication (at CNN.com/go on your desktop, smartphone, and iPad, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, Chromecast and Roku). Additionally, the special will also be available on demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps. It will also air on CNN International and CNN Español.
CNN’s Don Lemon will moderate the event.
The town hall will be held at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A CNN spokesperson said an invitation-only audience will be present at the town hall and the network will follow all local and state Covid-19 guidance and regulations to ensure a safe event.
This story has been updated with additional information Wednesday.