What We're Talking About This Week - February 12, 2021

Some college campuses have already eclipsed their Fall COVID-19 case totals and keeping students safe has never been more important. Local schools could become vaccination clinics. The CDC is issuing new guidances on school reopenings. There was confusion and chaos in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia regarding vaccine rollout information. 

Key Points: 

  • Three weeks into the spring term, Duke university has had more students test positive than it did all fall — 182, as of Tuesday, compared to 126 in the fall.

  • The nation’s K-12 public schools are often equipped with spacious gymnasiums and big parking lots, and many have full- or part-time nurses. They are located in communities and can accommodate football games and graduation ceremonies. So why not use schools as vaccination sites?

  • The Biden administration's guidelines for reopening schools is expected to include recommendations for phased reopening based on rates of community transmission, according to a draft internal summary by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • The hope that many felt with the vaccine being rolled out was quickly replaced by frustration, then anger, as it became clear that getting the potentially lifesaving vaccine would not be easy — not nationally, and not in the District, Maryland and Virginia.

This Week From The Rave Team 

Read some of the stories our writers were most excited to share with you this week. To access all of our stories, check out our blog

The Importance of Effective Communication at Mass Vaccination Sites

The Importance of Effective Communication at Mass Vaccination Sites

As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations has gathered pace, there has been a significant number of operational issues. These issues have resulted in people with appointments being turned away from mass vaccination sites, vaccinations going to waste because people with appointments haven´t shown up, and people being unsure whether they are eligible for the vaccine or not.

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Maximizing the Effectiveness of Mass Notification and Crisis Communications for Hospitals

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Mass Notification and Crisis Communications for Hospitals

Hospitals rely on many different types of mass notification and crisis communications systems to account for the many different types of emergencies that can occur in a healthcare facility. In most circumstances the systems integrate with one another to increase the effectiveness of mass notification and crisis communications for hospitals, but they don´t necessarily maximize their effectiveness – potentially exposing staff, patients, and visitors to danger.

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The Latest on Workplace Violence Statistics

Workplace Violence Statistics

As organizations consider what the future of the workplace will look like, they can’t ignore one particular challenge – employee communication. Efficient and effective employee communication has been a common struggle even before the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, many companies are focusing on more immediate challenges, such as adjusting to long-term remote work and observing new health and safety regulations without disrupting operations.

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Recap of Campus Security Webinar: Coordinating Crisis Response through Campus Emergency Management

College COVID

Recently, Campus Security & Life Safety magazine hosted a webinar featuring Jeff Graviet and Stuart Moffatt – respectively the director of emergency services and associate director of emergency management at the University of Utah - whose responsibilities include planning, training, exercising, and preparing their campus community for all kinds of crises.

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Rave In The News 

Morris County, N.J. and Blair County, Pa. are among the latest counties to leverage the company’s Vaccine Distribution Solution to identify and communicate with vulnerable populations, deliver tailored guidance and logistical information and conduct ongoing check-ins to ensure the success of vaccine rollout.

Read the whole story here. 

Amelia Marceau
Amelia Marceau

Amelia is a marketing intern at Rave. She loves to write about anything safety related. When she’s away from the keyboard, you’ll either find her playing with her dog, ice skating, or competing in a triathlon. Amelia attends the University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in Political Science and Journalism.

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