DALLAS, Texas -- The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the lives of many Texans. "Texas Together: A Coronavirus Conversation" brought together experts from across the state to discuss your questions and concerns on Thursday evening.
The goal of the one-hour special "Texas Together" was to focus on the significant issues Texans are facing as coronavirus -- and our response to it -- impacts all facets of our lives.
Among the topics discussed were personal finance, strategies for working from home, business economy, and mental health. The goal of this special conversation was to get strategic, actionable advice from professionals who have made their careers in these areas of expertise.
- Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC's 'Shark Tank'
- Diane Swonk, economist
- Philip Kendall, vice president at Charles Schwab
- Sara Koprowski, executive director of curriculum and instruction for Keller ISD in north Texas
- Sandy Jones, professional organizer
Additionally, Ed Serna, executive director of the Texas Workforce Commission, joined the conversation and answered questions about unemployment in Texas after the release of new data.
The special also included a message from Gov. Greg Abbott about the latest on the state's effort to fight the virus.
And epidemiologist Dr. John Carlo provided new context about the coronavirus and what's next as it spreads.