Session II: Situational Briefing: A Public Health Focus on How to Safely Reopen Schools & Crisis Leadership Essentials: Staying on Message in Volatile Times

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Intro

Dr. Josh Sharfstein, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, provided a briefing of critical public health information on COVID-19 within the United States, and guidance on how to safely reopen schools. Juliette Kayyem, the Senior Belfer Lecturer in International Security at the Harvard Kennedy School, addressed mayors on strategies for effective communication in the midst of a complex and evolving crisis, contradictory or unreliable information, and a constantly shifting operational environment. Harvard Business School Professor Rawi Abdelal, the Faculty Co-chair of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, moderated the session.