Symposium on COVID-19 With Detroit’s Cultural Center
A variety of presentations, updates and panel discussions were held during the COVID-19 symposium. Whether you work in a Michigan-based organization, are responsible for employee or customer safety, or are a regulator in another region looking for best-practices to model, the symposium recordings below feature expert advice applicable to all.
Scientific Update on COVID-19: Hazard & Control
Dr. Ruby Lee, Senior Microbiologist and Senior Food Safety Specialist, NSF
NSF’s Dr. Ruby Lee provides an update on the latest scientific understanding of the virus, including risks of close contact, aerosol spread, asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission, and surface contact. Dr. Lee also reviews controls for these risks, the latest knowledge of long-term effects, and the status of treatments and vaccines.
State of Michigan COVID-19 Update
Sean Egan, Deputy Director, Labor, State of Michigan
Sean Egan reviews the status of the pandemic in the state of Michigan, including rules about face coverings, remote work, quarantine and isolation, as well as the education-focused MIOSHA Ambassador Program.
10 Thoughts About the Post-Pandemic Future of Museums
Elizabeth Merritt, Vice President, Strategic Foresight and Founding Director, Center for the Future of Museums
Museums and cultural institutions face a number of challenges during the pandemic. Elizabeth Merritt, of the Center for the Future of Museums, shares 10 strategies about the post-pandemic future of museums and ways that these cultural institutions can leverage disruption to create a sustainable business model and future.
A Global Perspective on COVID-19
Werner Linders, Global Director, Checked by NSF, NSF
NSF’s Werner Linders, based in Belgium, provides a global perspective on the impacts of the virus and an overview of the toolbox that governments can leverage to fight the pandemic, including the balance between the economy, public health and individual freedoms.
Panel Conversation | Managing Pandemic Fatigue: Best Practices in Keeping Employees and Guests Engaged and Committed
Moderated by Paul Medeiros, Managing Director, Consulting and Technical Services, North America, NSF
Paul Medeiros moderates a diverse set of panelists in discussing growing pandemic fatigue and a set of best practices for keeping employees and guests engaged and committed in implementing pandemic-safe protocols. Panelists include:
- John Anderson, COO, Michigan Science Center
- Michael A. Bruggeman, CPP, Sr. Director, Facilities, Event Operations & Campus Safety, College for Creative Studies
- Patricia Walker, Chief Administrative Officer, Michigan Opera Theatre
- MaryAnn Wilkinson, Executive Director, The Scarab Club
City of Detroit COVID-19 Update
Dr. Robert Dunne, M.D., COVID-19 Chief Medical Consultant, City of Detroit
Dr. Dunne provides an inside view of the impacts of COVID-19 as an emergency medicine physician in Detroit, Michigan. He is currently the vice chief of emergency medicine at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.
The full-length symposium is available for viewing as well.
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