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5, 4, 3, 2… Virginia Launches Nation’s First Pandemic Workplace Safety Standard

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Virginia has adopted the nation’s first, comprehensive Infectious Disease Prevention standard for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. This workplace safety standard outlines new guidelines and requirements for all Virginia businesses to implement within the next 60 days.

Seven Policies Every Organization Needs to Re-open Safely

In April, the White House released its phased guidance for “Opening Up America Again.” States followed this guidance by developing more specifics on how to reopen after satisfying the gating criteria for each phase. As we navigate from one phase to the next and different types of organization reopen their doors to their employees, customers and vendors, leaders are trying to navigate the myriad of evolving guidance on the CDC website, State health department website, Executive Orders, the Governor’s guidance for specific organizations, and best practices.

Situational Awareness Part 4- Making A Decision

This is part 4 of a 4-part series of videos from Alliance Solutions Group (ASG) regarding situational awareness and decision making during the COVID-19 global crisis. The information in this series is derived from our Crisis Leadership and Decision Making course that ASG developed for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This course has been delivered to over one thousand leaders across the United States over the past three years.

Navigating Uncertain Times

The ability to survive under uncertainty is something the entire global community is striving for because of the COVID-19 crisis. But imagine if you could thrive through uncertainty, turbulence and rapidly changing markets while navigating a crisis. It’s not only possible; it’s been done. Jim Collins and Morten Hansen’s book, Great By Choice outlines the framework for success based on their research of thousands of companies over a 30-year period.

Situational Awareness Part 3: Using Models to Project Outcomes

This is part 3 of a series of videos from Alliance Solutions Group (ASG) regarding situational awareness during the COVID-19 global crisis. The information in this series is derived from a course called Crisis Leadership and Decision Making that ASG developed for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This course has been delivered to over one thousand leaders across the United States over the past three years.

Situational Awareness Part 2- Comprehending the Data

This video is part two of a series of videos on situational awareness developed from Alliance Solutions Group’s (ASG) course, Crisis Leadership and Decision Making. The course was developed for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and has been delivered to thousands of public safety and private sector decision makers across the country.

Situational Awareness Part 1: Turning Data into Information

Currently, news reporting is full of statistics regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, which can lead to mental exhaustion for citizens and those in positions of leadership. Translating data into useful information is important in avoiding overload and responding appropriately.

Handling Information Overload During A Crisis

The effectiveness of crisis leadership is especially visible and relevant all over the world at this time. Alliance Solutions Group (ASG) created a course for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) titled, Crisis Leadership and Decision Making, and delivered this course to over one thousand crisis leaders across the United States.

Tips for Essential Retail and Grocery Store Safety

Grocery stores and other essential retail centers are some of the world’s most valuable resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are a necessity in providing food and other resources to citizens who are staying home. Because of their importance and the high volumes of traffic, these facilities must be kept safe, clean, and avoid spreading the virus to employees or customers. Bob Campbell, of Alliance Solutions Group (ASG), offers some of ASG’s tips for making essential retail stores safe and effective for the public they serve.