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*Updated with Current Information on Novel Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 E-book (COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2)

SGR has produced Pandemic Planning: A Best Practices Manual for Local Governments. As we updated this manual from previous versions that SGR produced, we reflect on the extraordinary times we are living in and that these times have shown us that most local governments, businesses, schools, churches, and other entities are still not adequately prepared for a significant pandemic virus outbreak among their employees and constituent groups. Very few organizations have taken the effort to prepare for a pandemic virus outbreak in their community with a well-designed Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), despite the increasing probability of direct impact.

This Best Practices Manual for Local Governments will help you: 

  1. Understand the coronavirus patterns and dynamics
  2. Evaluate your own organization's readiness to deal with a significant virus outbreak
  3. Provide you a step-by-step process for creating a meaningful COOP for your specific organization

This manual does not provide you all of the answers - only you can do that based on your own particular situation and circumstances - but it will help you ask all the right questions.

Bill Peterson and John Teel have authored this outstanding Best Practices Manual, and Cindy Stanfield, Courtney Ware, and Elle Flanagan have done an incredible job as editors. Bill Peterson previously served as Fire Chief in Plano, Texas, until he received a presidential appointment to become Regional Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, where he served until 2009. Bill has a stellar reputation with emergency management professionals nationally and internationally, and I was thrilled that he was willing to contribute his incredible understanding of emergency management operations, as well as his great expertise in citizen communications during crisis situations, for this manual.

John Teel previously served as Director of Environmental Health in Garland, Texas. John has an exceptional reputation in the Public Health field. John is an incredible public management professional who brings a deep understanding of health issues, as well as the practical impact of issues. John brings a wise and practical insight into the real-world implications of appropriate pandemic virus strategies.

Item: PANDEMIC PLANNING: A Best Practices Manual for Local Governments ($99.00)

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