Lessons Learned from Organizations Implementing Testing Strategies
Join the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in the launch of their new informational webinar series on COVID-19 testing strategies and best practices from selected organizational leaders. This webinar series will be hosted as part of the Center’s new COVID-19 Testing Toolkit which aims to provide essential information for all organizations seeking to engage in COVID-19 testing.
None scheduled at this time.
Going for Gold: Testing Strategies for Keeping the Olympic Games Safe
This webinar focused on COVID-19 testing strategies and best practices for large sporting events. The panelists, Dr. Brian McCloskey and Ms. Lucia Mullen, served on WHO’s COVID-19 Mass Gatherings Expert Group. They advised Olympic organizers on COVID-19 countermeasures for the Tokyo 2020 Summer and the Beijing 2022 Winter games. They discussed developing and implementing masking, testing, and vaccination strategies for the world’s oldest – and largest – international sporting celebration.
Read the full transcript from June 1 (PDF).
University Testing Strategies
Panelists discussed how Johns Hopkins University developed and implemented its COVID-19 testing strategies for faculty, staff, and students.
Read the full transcript from May 3 (PDF).
Lessons Learned Implementing a Testing Strategy for a Pandemic Wedding
With new COVID-19 variants, waning immunity, and low booster vaccination numbers, holding large personal events, like weddings, bar mitzvahs, and anniversary parties, can be complicated. Dr. Manoj Jain discussed the four-pronged approach (communication, vaccination, masking, and testing) that helped his family safely plan and host a wedding during the pandemic.
Enabling Population-Scale Diagnostic Testing for COVID-19 and Future Infectious Disease Outbreaks
This session explored how policy makers can work to sustain technological gains made in diagnostic testing during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they can expand applications of this technology to other health security threats.
Read the full transcript from March 30 (PDF).
Lessons from eMed: COVID-19 At Home Testing and Verifying the Results
We discussed the ongoing importance of COVID-19 testing and the verification of testing results at-home. The moderated discussion focused on at-home COVID-19 testing using rapid antigen tests, and scenarios where verification of results is necessary, including for employee or student testing programs.
Lessons from Lufthansa Group, COVID-19 Testing for the Airline Industry
We discussed the importance of testing, and other mitigation efforts, to get passengers safely flying again. The moderated discussion covered how Lufthansa Group has handled the challenges of the last year and how the experiences will be used for travel going forward.
Read the full transcript from June 21 (PDF).
Lessons from the Entertainment Industry – Testing as a Mitigation Strategy to Get Back on Set
A panel of experts discussed the importance COVID-19 testing strategies and best practices in the entertainment industry to ensure production can safely resume.
Read the full transcript from May 17 (PDF).
Lessons from BD on Implementing Testing Services in K-12 Schools
A panel of experts discussed the importance of testing to ensure schools can safely re-open and stay open for in-person learning, and provided insights into BD's COVID-19 testing capabilities, including training and education.
COVID-19 Testing Toolkit Webinar Series: Lessons from Ginkgo Bioworks and Concentric by Ginkgo
The first webinar of this series featured a conversation with Ginkgo Bioworks on how they launched their innovative COVID-19 testing service, Concentric by Ginkgo, and their efforts to pilot their program in schools. The panelists discussed the importance of testing to ensure safe school re-openings, as well as the role of biotechnology to counter future outbreaks and pandemics.