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RespectAbility’s VP of Communications Awarded Roddenberry Foundation Impact Award

Announced on the first day of RespectAbility’s Summer Lab, RespectAbility’s Vice President of Communications Lauren Appelbaum was announced as a recipient of The Roddenberry Foundation Impact Award in partnership with Propper Daley’s A Day of Unreasonable Conversation for this innovative Lab program.

“Our goal is to support creators who are fighting to break down barriers to access and representation, and to erase limits on the type of stories we tell, who gets to tell them, and how,” explained Greg Propper, President of Propper Daley and Founder of A Day of Unreasonable Conversation.

head shot of Lauren wearing an orange blazer, smiling and facing the camera color photoAppelbaum, who leads RespectAbility’s Hollywood Inclusion efforts and authored the nonprofit’s Hollywood Disability Inclusion Toolkit in 2018, created the Lab as a pilot program in 2019 with the assistance of RespectAbi

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26 Health Care Groups Sign On To “Return To Procedures” Guidance

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), and the American Hospital Association (AHA) announced 26 additional health care professional societies and associations have signed on to their joint “Re-entry Guidance for Health Care Facilities and Medical Device Representatives.” Released in May, the guidance outlines principles and considerations to support the vital collaboration between health care personnel and medical device representatives as health care facilities consider when and how to safely resume elective surgeries paused during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re seeing more and more hospital systems across the country announcing that now’s the time for patients to resume the essential care put on pause as a result of COVID-19. The guidance we released with AORN and AHA will help make that happen safely and respo

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New Munters Whitepaper Explores How Humidity Affects Viral Infectivity and Longevity

There is a demonstratable link between humidity and the infectivity and longevity of a variety of viruses, such as influenza and coronaviruses, according to a new whitepaper by Munters, a global leader in energy-efficient and sustainable air treatment solutions. Titled “How Humidity Control Can Reduce Viral Infectivity and Longevity,” the scientific report addresses how it is possible to reduce the transmission and longevity of harmful viruses by controlling indoor Relative Humidity (RH) levels.

The paper is based on gathered research, including studies on the efficiency of respiratory droplet transmission at humidity and temperature, virus survival and transmission at absolute humidity levels, and the effect of environmental parameters on the survival of airborne infectious agents. Among the most notable and timely findings, the research demonstrates that at RH levels between 40 and 5

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Get Covid Compliant with COVID SAFE

VideoForU, a professional full-service video production company, announced the launch of: COVID SAFE, a four minute training video that carefully explains the safety measures office personnel can take to prevent the spread of Covid-19. All the current U.S. C.D.C. standards and subsequent changes to public health policies are described in this affordable and easy to download video.

As businesses reopen in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, office managers and company owners have a greater responsibility in keeping team members safe and fully aware of the dangers of Covid-19. One of the benefits of COVID SAFE is the video reduces the amount of time and costs spent on training staff about the current health crisis. In addition, the most current preventative steps to help reduce the spread of the disease are thoroughly covered.

“COVID SAFE is a low cost high quality video product that

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