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COVID, the Omicron Variant, and Your Security: Now What?

12/20/2021

The news about COVID changes faster than most people can keep up with. Below is a list of popular resources to help you keep abreast of the latest developments in the COVID pandemic and their impact on you personally and professionally. In addition, there are resources about physical security in general, and for hospitals, schools, and businesses in particular.

What resources do you rely on?

COVID-19

Associated Press News
“The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business.”
https://apnews.com/hub/covid-19-pandemic

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health, safety, and security threats.”
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

World Health Organization
“Founded in 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations agency dedicated to global health and safety. The Organization connects nations, partners and communities to promote health and serve the vulnerable. WHO works with its Member States to achieve the highest level of health for all people by pursuing universal health coverage.”
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019


SECURITY IN GENERAL

Security Magazine
“Security provides security industry news and trends on video surveillance, cyber security, physical security, security guards, risk management, access control and more for security executives and the security industry.”
https://www.securitymagazine.com

Security Management Magazine
“A Publication of ASIS International. Founded in 1955, ASIS International (“Advancing Security Worldwide”) is a global community of security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets — people, property, and/or information.”
https://www.asisonline.org/security-management-magazine/latest-news/sm-homepage/

Security Today Magazine
“Security Today is the industry-leading, security products magazine, e-newsletter, and website for security dealers, integrators and end-users focusing on problem-solving solutions, the latest news, webinars, products, and innovations in the industry.”
https://securitytoday.com/Home.aspx


HOSPITALS

Becker’s Hospital Review
“The leading hospital magazine for hospital business news and analysis for hospital and healthcare system executives.”
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com

International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety
“Dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare facilities.”
https://www.iahss.org

Campus Safety Magazine
(Hospital/School/University)
“Campus Safety is a news and information network for campus security specialists. CS focuses on topics and trends related to college and school safety, hospital security, emergency management, law enforcement and more to keep security professionals informed and aware of best practices.”
https://www.campussafetymagazine.com


SCHOOLS

Campus Safety Magazine
(See above, under “Hospitals.”)

District Administration
“District Administration print and digital media serve the top K-12 leaders at virtually every school district in the U.S. with strategic information about how.”
https://districtadministration.com

SchoolSafety.gov
“SchoolSafety.gov was created by the federal government to provide schools and districts with actionable recommendations to create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can thrive and grow.”
https://www.schoolsafety.gov


BUSINESSES

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
“OSHA provides resources to assist employers and workers identify COVID-19 exposure risks and help them take appropriate steps to prevent exposure and infection.” — CDC
https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus

Small Business Administration
“SBA offers help for small businesses affected by COVID-19.”
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
“We advocate, connect, inform, and fight for business growth and America’s success.”
https://www.uschamber.com/major-initiative/combating-covid-19


CANADA

Canadian Security
“Canadian Security Magazine - The Publication for Professional Security Management”
https://www.canadiansecuritymag.com

Security Director
SP&T News
“SP&T News, your magazine to the Canadian Security product industry.”
https://www.sptnews.ca


12/17/2021
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