COVID-19: HOW TO BE SAFE AND RESILIENT

While we are drowning in news about the coronavirus, it is really difficult to find a single sources of accurate information about what we should be doing at the individual, community, and enterprise levels. This site empowers you with the authoritative, science-based information and resources to be safe and resilient as an inidividual, and begin your recovery process as a business owner.

 

HOW-TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES SAFE & RESILIENT

During this global emergency, we all need to take extra care of ourselves and each other. When we feel powerless in the face of novel risk, we end up becoming anxious. But, when we learn and practice the skills that can help you to minimize that risk you are likely to feel less stress and anxiety. We are not helpless in the face of COVID-19. 

Created by a consortium of public health and resilience experts, this short course provides the basic knowledge and skills you need to be safe and resilient. Our hope is that you will help spread the word and teach the skills that can be quickly learned to your family members, friends, and neighbors. 

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HOW-TO RESTART AND RECOVER YOUR ENTERPRISE

The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to a radical redesign of everyday social and economic activities around the world. Enterprises of all types have either shut down completely, drastically slowed or redesigned their operations - leaving many subjected to significant disruption and severe financial hardship. Enterprises around the world will face many challenges as they plan their recovery and begin to restore operations.

 

Strategically developed with experts from Northeastern University's D'Amore McKim School of Business, this short course is a practical guide to help you plan the restart and recovery of your local enterprise as well as to strengthen its resilience.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

In order to have the greatest success in flattening the curve and delaying cases of COVID-19, the skills that each of these educational modules seeks to develop must be practiced by as many of us as possible. As an individual,  by sharing these modules with your friends and family through social media, email, or phone. We all have a role in helping to elevate awareness of these vital practices to make us safe. We also need to improve our capacity to help vulnerable populations who will be most dramatically impacted by the disruptions associated with the drastic measures that governments are taking to try and slow the spread of the virus.

CONTRIBUTORS

The Global Resilience Institute coordinated this effort in partnership with many experienced and dedicated individuals and teams. This educational curriculum was made possible by the interdisciplinary collaboration of experts from Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the College of Social Science and Humanities, and the College of Science, along with an extraordinary Digital Learning Team, medical professionals, and science communication experts.

The Global Resilience Institute coordinated this effort in partnership with many experienced and dedicated individuals and teams. This educational curriculum was made possible by the interdisciplinary collaboration of experts from Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the College of Social Science and Humanities, and the College of Science, along with an extraordinary Digital Learning Team (EDGE), medical professionals, and science communication experts.

STAY INFORMED

The Global Resilience Institute has gathered trustworthy resources to help spread factual information about the COVID-19 health crisis. In today’s technologically advanced society, news and media outlets can contribute to misinforming our population and causing increased confusion and panic. This page will provide the latest articles and announcements from reliable sources such as the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization.

ABOUT US

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus. Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; the San Francisco Bay Area; Seattle; Toronto; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research. Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs—on-campus, online, and in hybrid formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 140 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

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Based at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, the Global Resilience Institute’s (GRI) research and educational mission is to develop and deploy practical and innovative tools, applications, and skills that drive social and technical changes, which strengthen the capacity of individuals, communities, systems, and networks to adapt to an increasingly turbulent world. Launched in 2017, GRI is the world’s first university-wide institute to respond to the resilience imperative. Today, GRI undertakes multi-disciplinary resilience research and education efforts that draw on the latest findings from network science, health sciences, coastal and urban sustainability, engineering, cybersecurity and privacy, social and behavioral sciences, public policy, urban affairs, business, law, game design, architecture, and geospatial analysis. GRI works in close partnership with industry, government, communities, and non-governmental organizations, as well as engages in external outreach to inform, empower, and scale bottom-up efforts that contribute to individual and collective resilience.

Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business is known for its experience-driven educational model that fuses robust classroom education with real-world application. We develop leaders and thinkers who will guide the future of work that is being transformed by digital convergence. D’Amore-McKim’s programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of students in this fast-paced and changing global economy. 

Through use-inspired research and teaching, the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University strives to help people and industries navigate the demands presented by an increasing emphasis on digital transformation. The school embraces the opportunities that arise from this ever-changing world by discovering, designing, and delivering the competencies required for thriving in this future.  Modern business faces many opportunities and challenges due to increasing globalization of economies; political change; and the effects of foreign policy, technological advances, regulatory policies, and economic policies. The result is increased demand for highly educated individuals equipped to analyze and address this changing environment. Programs in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business are designed for students who are preparing to take on managerial responsibility or starting their own companies. 

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