The Coronavirus Pandemic: Reopening Schools and Workplaces
This segment is part of our Coronavirus Pandemic Series.
Facebook Live Q&A with Joseph Allen, Director of the Healthy Buildings Program, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Presented jointly by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The World from PRX & GBH
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
With fall underway, millions of students and teachers in the United States are adjusting to the new normal of attending classes — in person or online — during the COVID-19 pandemic. For college students, living on campus has also brought new challenges. School communities are divided by questions of how safe is “safe enough,” and administrators are struggling to balance the benefits of in-person instruction with the risks of COVID-19 against a rapidly-changing backdrop of state and federal guidance.
At the same time, many American workers continue to face uncertainty and concerns about returning to their physical workplaces — or remaining in them.
Healthy buildings expert Joseph Allen joined The World’s Elana Gordon to discuss the current situation with the pandemic, schools and workplaces in this Facebook Live Q&A. Edelman’s Kirsty Graham also joined to present a summary of the “2020 Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: Workplace Trust and the Coronavirus,” released in early September. The report examines global sentiment around the return to work during COVID-19, specifically studying employee trust, information sources and safety.
Part of: Coronavirus Pandemic Series.
Presented jointly with The World & GBH
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