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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?