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Cultural Awareness in Disaster Response

June 2020 The importance of cultural awareness It is essential to be mindful of cultural awareness in disaster response.  As disaster professionals, it is optimal to align with the needs of the community.  Race and culture are hot button issues in our world today.  In the United States, we are experiencing turmoil similar to the

COVID-19 US Impacts
COVID-19

COVID-19 Top Five Daily Life Changes

May 2020 COVID-19 Top 5 Daily Life Changes In this blog, I am sharing my thoughts on COVID-19 top five daily life changes.  Our lives in the U.S. have already shifted due to the pandemic.  States are now relaxing the public health orders to stay at home.  More people are going back to work.  Many

Returning to the Workplace Amidst COVID-19
COVID-19

Returning to the Workplace Amidst COVID-19

I am pleased to share my second IFMA Podcast Returning to the Workplace Amidst COVID-19 is a hot topic across the globe right now.  The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) – Boston Chapter, asked me to come back to speak to them about COVID-19.  This time, the topic was planning on how to return to

Podcast on Business Continuity
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Facilities Risk: Business Continuity

Ashley Goosman business continuity podcast I was interviewed on Facilities Risk: Business Continuity for FMForward: Dedicated to the Rapidly Changing Landscape of Facility Management.  In this week’s post, I am sharing the podcast I did for the International Facility Managers Association (IFMA) Boston.  FMForward is their new podcast series. Podcast Introduction: Do you ever get

Pandemic planning for businesses
COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic Planning for Businesses

Guidance for businesses COVID-19 pandemic planning for businesses is hard when you are in the middle of a crisis emergency.  Pandemics are caused by new viruses so existing business continuity plans often fall short.  Most plans are built for a more routine disaster like a building fire or hurricanes. A friend called me last week

Man with COVID-19
COVID-19

The Best Defense is a Good Offense for COVID-19

It’s not if but when Preparedness for the novel coronavirus is more critical now than ever before for countries with limited or no known cases.  The CDC briefing earlier today warned the American public of the likely spread of the virus in the United States.  Community spread has occurred at a rapid pace this week

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COVID-19

Top 10 Planning Tips for Covid-19

#1 How to protect employees & operations This week I am sharing my Top 10 Planning Tips For Covid-19.  As I am writing this blog, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases is over 76,000 people worldwide. The majority of the outbreak is in mainland China, but twenty-seven other countries have confirmed cases. The number of

Epidemic of the Chinese Coronavirus
Coronavirus

Covid-19 Is it the next Pandemic

Signs are the Covid-19 will be around for a while Covid-19, is it the next pandemic? The reported global death toll for the novel coronavirus passed 1,000 people on Monday. Reported totals now exceed the number of SARS cases. Although related to SARS, the coronavirus is new, and health authorities do not fully understand it. So far,

Coronavirus Supply Chain Impacts
Coronavirus

Coronavirus-Prepare for Supply Chain Impacts

The potential multiple impacts Coronavirus-prepare for supply chain impacts. The novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is spreading across the globe. The question on everyone’s mind is how bad will it get and how long will it last. The reality is that scientists don’t know yet. Although the virus appears to be similar in some ways to SARS,

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus-Social Isolation Tips

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is spreading In this blog, I will cover tips on how to prepare for social isolation and quarantine due to the coronavirus (2019-nCoV).  Yesterday, the World Health Organization decided that the virus is officially a global public health emergency. This declaration acknowledges the spread of the virus from China to 27 countries

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