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Pandemic Communications: An Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci is an American physician and immunologist who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984.  As a physician with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Fauci has served American public health in various capacities for over 50 years, and has been an advisor to every U.S. president since Ronald Reagan.  Since January 2020, he has been one of the lead members of the Trump Administration's White House Coronavirus Task Force addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.  

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Critical Insights, Expert Q&A, Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Elizabeth Venafro

Pandemic Communications: An Interview with Bob Jensen

Bob Jensen led the U.S. government’s crisis communications efforts after the massive earthquake in Haiti, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response, Hurricane Sandy and over 30 other major U.S. disasters. He served as a spokesperson for the White House National Security Council, as well as the U.S. Embassy Baghdad, and deployed on four combat zone tours to Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Expert Q&A, Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Elizabeth Venafro

Blueprint for Higher Education Pandemic Communications

How do you console a graduating senior who will likely have to postpone commencement?  How do you temper the anxiety of a teacher who has to shift all lesson plans online? These are probably some of the most difficult messages for institutions to draft and communicate, but perhaps the most valuable of them all is what you say to keep your campus community safe.

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Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Elizabeth Venafro

What You Need to Know About the Clery Act and Pandemic Communications

Higher education institutions are currently facing unique circumstances due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many questions have been swirling around how to ensure compliance with the Clery Act. The United States Department of Education has now released updated guidance in accordance with the lawful declaration of the national emergency.

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Critical Insights, Emergency Communications & Notifications

Elizabeth Venafro

Top 3 Pandemic Communications Templates

Times like these can leave you speechless.  As much as you plan for emergency situations, there is still an element of surprise when something happens that you've never experienced before in your lifetime.  Pandemic communications templates will enable you to plan for continued emergency notifications during and after the coronavirus crisis, as well as help you to strategically prepare for future events.  Emergency preparedness ensures quick and reliable execution when the time comes.

 

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Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

Elizabeth Venafro

Pandemic Communications Best Practices Limit Operational Disruptions

The government and the World Health Organization (WHO) are working to communicate the measures we should take to contain the coronavirus, but schools and organizations must also take these steps.  The pandemic will be a test of your emergency communications processes and systems.  Are you up for the challenge?  

 

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Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

Elizabeth Venafro

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Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness Guide - During

No organization wants to think about the day that an emergency might happen at their facilities, especially an active shooter crisis, but it is something that each organization must prepare. Not only is mass emergency preparation a legal obligation, but most would argue that it is a moral one. You want to keep your people informed and out of harm’s way. If there’s an emergency, people expect to be notified and provided the guidance to remain safe. There are many alerts that we have grown accustomed to receiving such as weather alerts, Amber or Silver Alerts, or even local emergency alerts. So, if there’s an active shooter emergency in the vicinity, people expect to be alerted in a similar fashion.

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Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

Juliet Hulse 

Triggering Severe Weather Safety Notifications Through Omnilert Scenarios

Severe weather can happen at any time. Depending on the season and your location, weather threats can range from thunderstorms and tornadic activity to hurricanes, Nor’easters, or even a wintry mix. Having emergency communication plans and an automated method of distributing said communications in place helps ensure you and the people you are responsible for are kept safe and informed during severe weather season - no matter which season.

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Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Andy Hausman 

Off-Campus Timely Warnings - An Explanation

Of all the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act college and university communities most frequently associate it with the timely warning. As an original part of the 1990 law timely warnings have fundamentally changed how students and employees learn about campus crime in a way that is now firmly enshrined in their cultures as it is what they most frequently see.

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Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

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