COVID Consultants Help Companies Reopen With New Safety Measure
COVID Consultants Help Companies Reopen With New Safety MeasureBy Isabella Simonetti, VOX, Jul 8, 2020, 7:00am EDT
A coronavirus consultant shares how she advises businesses on reopening. “Just because it’s allowed doesn’t mean it’s safe,” she warns.
COVID Consultants Help Companies Reopen With New Safety Measure
COVID Consultants Help Companies Reopen With New Safety Measureby Jamie Leary, CBS4 Denver, May 24, 2020
DENVER (CBS4) – While the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients remains low, a team of infectious disease experts at Rose Medical Center found their phones continued to ring.

“We had friends and business owners and friends of friends calling and saying, ‘How do we do this — can you help us?’ So we realized there was a need outside of the hospital,” said Dr. Dana Lerman, an Infectious Disease Consultant for Rose.

Colorado businesses get help from ‘COVID Consultants’ before reopening
Colorado businesses get help from ‘COVID Consultants’ before reopeningby Kim Posey, Fox31 Denver, May 13, 2020
DENVER (KDVR) — As businesses prepare to reopen, some are turning to the experts to help them do it responsibly.

Beth Pearlman is the owner of True Yoga in Evergreen.

“Safety and well-being are first and foremost for us,” Pearlman said.

So, she hired the COVID Consultants, a group of infectious disease doctors and nurses in Denver.

New medical practice helps businesses reopen safely during coronavirus pandemic
New medical practice helps businesses reopen safely during coronavirus pandemicAmerica's Newsroom, Fox News, May 12, 2020
VIDEO – The COVID Consultants leading infectious disease specialist Dr. Dana Lerman on how businesses can responsibly reopen.
Colorado Hospitals Join Study On Convalescent Plasma As Coronavirus Treatment
Colorado Hospitals Join Study On Convalescent Plasma As Coronavirus Treatmentby Jamie Leary, April 28, 2020
DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado hospitals are joining a national study to determine if plasma from recovered coronavirus patients, can help the most critical. The problem? They need donors.

Denver HealthONE hospitals announced it joined the Mayo Clinic’s Convalescent Plasma Study Tuesday, but in terms of collecting the data, they’ve only just begun.

U.S. Workplace Safety Rules Missing In The Pandemic
U.S. Workplace Safety Rules Missing In The Pandemicby Scott Horsley, May 1, 2020
As more businesses start to reopen and people go back to work, some companies are looking for advice on how to keep employees safe from the coronavirus.

So far, the federal government hasn’t been much help.

“It’s the Wild West out there,” said Geoff Freeman, president of the Consumer Brands Association, which represents grocery manufacturers. “The federal government, particularly CDC and OSHA, is failing to provide the clear and specific guidance necessary to encourage relatively consistent adoption across the country.”

Freeman complains the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — the federal workplace safety agency — offered little direction about protective gear or what to do when a worker tests positive for COVID-19. That left essential businesses that kept operating during the pandemic to figure it out for themselves.

Businesses Unprepared For COVID-19 Crisis
Businesses Unprepared For COVID-19 Crisisby Tanya Gazdik , March 19, 2020
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Businesses Unprepared For COVID-19 Crisisby Tanya Gazdik , March 19, 2020

Nearly half of communication executives surveyed do not account for an infectious disease outbreak in their crisis planning, according to a study.

While most businesses have been trying their best to prepare for crisis scenarios, something like COVID-19 is unprecedented. Some 30% said their organization was “very” prepared for COVID-19, while 55% said they were “somewhat” prepared. However, almost half (44%) said their crisis communications plan did not specifically address an infectious disease outbreak. Meanwhile, 10% of respondents did not have a crisis communications plan at all.

“COVID-19: How Businesses Are Handling The Crisis” was conducted by Peppercomm and the Institute for Public Relations. The global study surveyed 300 communications executives and senior leaders from March 5-10.

As Colorado businesses get ready to reopen, some say they're ready while others are reluctant
As Colorado businesses get ready to reopen, some say they're ready while others are reluctantby Meghan Lopez, April 27, 2020
DENVER — Businesses across Colorado are beginning to slowly reopen as the state moves from a stay-at -home to a safer at home order.

During a news conference on April 20, Governor Jared Polis unveiled the new order, stressing the toll the stay-at-home order has had on families and the state economy.

“For many Coloradans, for this to be at all sustainable they need to be able to earn a living and we need to have an economy that functions,” Gov. Polis said.

However, he emphasized that things would not be returning to business as usual. Instead, he said that businesses would start gradually reopening with the novel coronavirus at the top of mind.

Some areas, like Weld County, say they’re ready to reopen completely while others, like Denver, have chosen to extend their local stay-at-home orders to combat the spread of COVID-19.

So, how should businesses reopen responsibly? Denver7 went 360 to offer multiple perspectives on the topic.