Pandemic

Read: Spotlight on Higher Education Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Douglas Roberts

Spotlight on Higher Education Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Douglas Roberts

Check out some of this Director of the Year finalist’s top accomplishments, as well as a photo gallery of him and his department.

Read: Omicron Surge Prompting Some School Districts to Bolster Mask Requirements

Omicron Surge Prompting Some School Districts to Bolster Mask Requirements

Students attending LAUSD campuses must now wear well-fitting, non-cloth masks with nose wires.

Read: Tapping CARES and ARPA Funding to Respond to COVID and Make Campuses More Secure

Tapping CARES and ARPA Funding to Respond to COVID and Make Campuses More Secure

Schools and universities have hundreds of thousands of dollars available to them, and CARES and ARPA funds need not be used until December 2024.

Read: Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Hospitals Have ‘Critical Staffing Shortages’

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Hospitals Have ‘Critical Staffing Shortages’

The shortage is due to the massive surge of COVID-19 Omicron cases as well as patients seeking medical care for other non-COVID-related reasons.

Read: AMA Slams CDC’s New COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

AMA Slams CDC’s New COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

AMA President Gerald E. Harmon, M.D. said that a negative COVID-19 test should be required for ending isolation after a person tests positive for the virus.

Read: Schools, Colleges React to COVID Surge with Online Classes, Revised Rules

Schools, Colleges React to COVID Surge with Online Classes, Revised Rules

In response to the huge spike in coronavirus cases, many campuses and districts are temporarily switching back to distance learning and mask mandates.

Read: Editor’s Picks: Robin’s Top 10 Campus Safety Stories from 2021

Editor’s Picks: Robin’s Top 10 Campus Safety Stories from 2021

The Campus Safety articles, videos and podcasts I’ve picked show the breadth and depth of issues and incidents that all campus protection pros must address.

Read: Florida DOE Refunds Money Withheld from Schools for Mask Mandates

Florida DOE Refunds Money Withheld from Schools for Mask Mandates

Funding was withheld from eight school districts that required masks and was returned once they dropped the mandate.

Read: Preparing for the Next Pandemic: 11 Lessons Learned from COVID-19 by Universities

Preparing for the Next Pandemic: 11 Lessons Learned from COVID-19 by Universities

With us now hopefully being near the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to review, remember and apply what we’ve learned over the past 20 months.

Read: ‘Take the Shot, Save a Life’ Program Addresses Vaccine Hesitancy in Students

‘Take the Shot, Save a Life’ Program Addresses Vaccine Hesitancy in Students

This new program enables youth and young adults to educate their peers on the safety and necessity of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as encourage them to “take the shot.”

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