The recent extreme heat warnings across the south and south-west of the country brought back memories of last summer when triple-digit temperatures in many locations put increased stress on public health agencies and healthcare systems already under immense pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic. Alarmingly, this year the situation could get worse.
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The CDC published new guidance relating to COVID-19 mitigation strategies for fully vaccinated people. As communities and businesses return to safe operation there is confusion about mask requirements for vaccinated vs unvaccinated individuals.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people suffered bereavements, lost their jobs, and/or experienced financial difficulties. Although the situation is improving, millions more people may yet be impacted by the consequences of the pandemic due to the mental health crisis sweeping America.
Severe weather events and natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, severe storms, wildfires and droughts, are wreaking havoc across every part of the U.S. How do you keep your community safe when seconds matter?
CMS launched the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) program that aims to lower costs by reducing avoidable 911 ambulance transports to emergency departments and unnecessary hospitalizations following 911 transports.
How Massachusetts New Campus Safety Act Could Revolutionize How Sexual Violence against Students Is Reported
In January 2021, Massachusetts’ Governor Charlie Baker signed the state’s new Campus Safety Act into law. The Act addresses sexual violence on college and university campuses and includes measures to prevent, report, and respond to sexual assaults and other forms of sexual violence.
The past year has been a whirlwind of unpredictable events for organizations everywhere. Public safety, campus safety, emergency management and corporate security are facing an increasing number of highly complex incidents due to COVID-19, severe weather, civil unrest and more. While we may have previously described events such as a mass shooting at a nightclub,
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, there is increased demand for vacation and travel. Effective community messaging is key to public health safety and COVID-19 mitigation. Learn how mass notification platforms can aid public safety agencies as businesses and communities reopen.
The Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services adopted the Rave platform in order to take advantage of its SMS messaging capabilities and reach foster families immediately in times of emergency. Over time, multiple uses were found for the Rave platform.
WEA and IPAWS are two of the most frequently used acronyms in emergency management; and although most emergency managers have a good idea about what the acronyms stand for, not all understand the relationship between the two systems or how they can be integrated with other mass emergency notification systems.