12:00 - 3:00
With concern about virus variants, yet the hope of vaccination, what messages should we be providing to employers and their workers?
What steps are needed to prepare for workers to return to work in-person?
Join Dr. Michael Osterholm, a member of President Biden’s Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board and the Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), to understand the latest developments of the pandemic and explore options for protecting the workforce. Following his talk, a panel of experts representing workers from agriculture, health care and retail trade industries will discuss measures to keep employees safe in light of health inequities.
- Define the potential risks for contracting COVID-19 among employees returning to work.
- Identify ways to decrease transmission of COVID-19 across a range of work environments.
- Describe challenges relative to COVID-19 among low-resource worker populations.
Virtual poster session on occupational health and safety research by MCOHS- and UMASH-sponsored students and partners.
Keynote Presentation: Dr. Michael Osterholm
Panelist Presentation and Q&A