Reimagine what's essential.
Refocus what's attainable.
Rethink what's possible.

As our world continues to change in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have a profound opportunity to shift the infectious disease paradigm—and a vital responsibility to lead the charge.

It's time to counter confusion with clarity.

Introducing the Infectious Disease Council.

An international coalition of interdisciplinary experts representing the fields of pandemic infectious disease policy, healthcare, education, medical diagnostics and testing, and law have formed the InfectiousDisease Council to help organizations and individuals strike back against COVID-19.

Work Smart. Work Safe. Work Well.

IS IT COVID-19, COLD, OR FLU?

Similar symptoms mean you need to be dialed-in on safety protocols during the second wave of COVID-19.
Protecting Teachers from COVID-19

Protecting Teachers from COVID-19

Across all socioeconomic and political lines, there is little dispute that teachers are, in fact, essential. They are pillars of our society and, through human expertise, create the foundation upon which all professions and trades may exist.  But until August, teachers in the United States were not considered essential workers. Now that they are, many…
Collecting and Using COVID-19 Screening and Symptom Data – Legal FAQs.

Collecting and Using COVID-19 Screening and Symptom Data – Legal FAQs.

These FAQs, prepared for the Infectious Disease Council by the international law firm, Seyfarth Shaw, provide concise and accurate guidance on what public health measures may be required, and the legal bases underlying those measures.
Duty To Warn of COVID-19 Infections

Duty To Warn of COVID-19 Infections

Suppose you are a university president conducting a meeting in your office in late 2019. Your assistant interrupts with an urgent call from the chief of your campus police department. The chief tells you that a grad student has discovered a canister of what appears to be poisonous gas, connected to a detonator, in a…
Data Driven Decision Making

Data-Driven Decision-Making to Reopen College Campuses

College campuses are reopening throughout the United States with safeguards in place meant to limit transmission of SARS CoV-2, known as the novel coronavirus. It is important to minimize transmission because there are no highly effective drugs to treat COVID-19 and there is not yet an approved vaccine to prevent it. Safeguards include non-pharmaceutical interventions…
First, Consider the Deal Breakers

First, Consider the Deal Breakers

Published by: Inside Higher Ed
By mid-June, the overwhelming majority of colleges and universities in the United States had announced that they planned to have their students return to campus for the fall semester.