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Coronavirus: Practical Considerations for Your Campus

On-Demand | Originally Broadcast on February 25, 2020

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Concerns about a possible Wuhan coronavirus outbreak loom on the horizon in the United States. The impact on colleges and universities, with campus populations living, studying, and working in close proximity, is worth planning for in terms of health, business operations, and financial concerns. NACUBO has joined forces with the American College Health Association (ACHA) to offer a program drawing on the efforts of an institution that is at the forefront of planning for virus containment.
This webcast will feature presentations from higher education public health and business officer experts. Each will provide their own knowledge of overall crisis and emergency response, with a focus on student and campus community health, business continuity, and safety issues.
Hear the lessons learned from campuses that faced outbreaks in the past and how Georgetown University, Stanford University, and University of Maryland Baltimore have approached the planning process. You’ll also learn ways to address the right questions such as when to suspend classes, restrict activities, and implement evacuation planning, as well as when and how to establish quarantines and properly staff them.
If your campus hasn’t initiated preparations, you’ll learn why you should and how to get started. If you are already working on a plan, you’ll have the opportunity to benchmark your efforts with those at another institution.
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This session is brought to you in cooperation with the American College Health Association (ACHA):

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Note: This session is being recorded; the recording will be available to all registrants 1-2 weeks after the broadcast and will remain available for one year after the air date.

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What You Will Learn

NACUBO’s professional development programs are designed to deliver the skills, concepts, and best practices for success to individuals in the business of higher education. After participating in this program, you will be able to:

  • Communicate the importance of coordinating with your local community and the role of timely messages to stakeholders on campus and off
  • Evaluate the threat posed by an epidemic and likely impacts on various aspects of the campus, including health care, financial services, safety, and communications
  • Explain the kinds of decisions that need to be made by the business office, human resources and health and safety professionals.

Meet The Presenters

  • James Jacobs, executive director of Vaden Health Center, associate vice provost for student affairs, Stanford University; chair, ACHA Emerging Public Health Threats & Emergency Response Coalition
  • Rebecca Katz, professor and director, Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University
  • Dawn Rhodes, chief business and finance officer and vice president, University of Maryland Baltimore
  • Mary Bachinger, director, tax policy, NACUBO

CPE Information

There are no CPEs offered for this event.

CPE credits are only available for live programs at this time.

NACUBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website


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