Pandemic & Coronavirus Resources

PRIMA, as the leading risk management association for the public sector, is concerned with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the effect it has had on our global and local communities, and the strain it has put on risk management professionals everywhere.

As we monitor the ever-evolving situation, PRIMA would like you to be aware of the following resources, which provide guidance on preventing the spread of the virus, appropriate occupational health measures, and recommended national and international protocols.

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General Pandemic Information

The Safety Professional’s Role in Planning for a Pandemic
March 2, 2020 – Article – American Society of Safety Professionals

Guide on Preparing for a Pandemic
February 5, 2020 - Article - Ready.gov


Coronavirus Education

PRIMA Talk Goes Live! The Risk Management Response to COVID-19
April 9, 2020, Noon ET - Webinar - Public Risk Management Association

Tips and Resources to Manage through the Coronavirus Crisis
March 14, 2020 - Podcast - Public Risk Management Association

Coronavirus: Preventative Workplace Infection Control Measures
March 11, 2020 - Blog - Public Risk Management Association

FEMA & Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
March 2020 - Downloadable Help Document - Arthur J. Gallagher

*To be eligible, you must apply for FEMA assistance before April 12, 2020.

Coronavirus Pandemic Preparedness from a Medical Perspective
March 9, 2020 - Blog - Public Risk Management Association

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
March 3, 2020 - Situation Summary - Center for Disease Control (and Prevention)

Timeline: How the new coronavirus spread
March 3, 2020 - Article – World Health Organization

Coronavirus: How Local Officials and Emergency Managers Respond
February 28, 2020 - Article - Govtech

Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
February 26, 2020 - Resource - Center for Disease Control (and Prevention)

World Health Organization (WHO) Q and A on Coronavirus
February 23, 2020 - FAQ - World Health Organization

What Hospitals Need to Do to Prepare for a Coronavirus Outbreak: Overview and Checklist
February 21, 2020 - Checklist - AHLA

2019 Novel Coronavirus: Public Health Legal Preparedness 
February 18, 2020 - Webinar - American Bar Association

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters
Article – World Health Organization


Coronavirus Related Articles

Money, Money, Money: What's at Stake if Olympics Fall Victim to Coronavirus
March 3, 2020 - The New York Times

Be Prepared but Don't Panic: Health Departments Respond to Coronavirus
March 2, 2020 - Governing

The Best And Worst Travel Insurance Companies
August 18, 2018 - Forbes