By Julius Solaris, 10 March 2020
Here is a recap of ten steps we identified earlier for mitigating risk:
1. Make sure that your attendees are aware of the safety guidelines set out by the WHO and the CDC.
2. Ensure that attendees know the first signs of infection.
3. Provide a point of contact for anyone who is concerned about the recent development of symptoms.
4. Give attendees access to basic medical supplies.
5. Work together with your venue to develop an isolation plan for any symptomatic individuals who have recently traveled to affected areas.
6. Create a communications plan for how to inform and reassure other attendees in the event that a suspected case does occur.
7. Ensure that you have a list of contact information for the nearest hospitals and centers for disease control
8. Choose a reputable hotel, and encourage attendees to stay at vetted venues.
9. If your venue is in a high-risk zone, ensure that it is taking extra measures to maintain hygiene best practices.
10. Advise attendees with pre-existing medical conditions to consult with a doctor before traveling to high-risk areas.
While there are a few things you can do to protect your attendees’ health, you should be prepared for scenarios that might affect whether your event takes place at all, where, and in what format.