Ebola and the Venue Industry: Being Proactive
IAVM is actively monitoring the impact of recent Ebola incidents. At the direction of Chair Kim Bedier, CFE—and through collaboration with the Academy for Venue Safety & Security (AVSS) and our Industry Affairs Council (IAC)—a task force has been formed to work on relevant communications to the IAVM community. Below, we have listed resources that are intended to assist venue professionals in maintaining a proactive approach to potential issues related to infectious diseases.

Venue Best Practices: Ebola & Bloodborne Pathogens
Moderated by Russ Simons, chief listening officer, managing partner, Venue Solutions Group
Friday, October 31, 2014 / View the Recording / Download the Slides

Resources for Venue Professionals

• Cleaning and Decontamination of Ebola on Surfaces (10/30/14) (PDF)
• Protecting Workers in a Pandemic (11/7/14) (PDF)
Center for Disease Control
•Is It Ebola or the Flu? (10/31/2014) (PDF)
•Ebola Q&A (10/28/2014) (PDF)
•Ebola Fact Sheet (10/22/14) (PDF)
•Business Pandemic Planning Checklist (10/17/2014) (PDF)
•Checklist for Healthcare Coalitions for Ebola Preparedness (10/17/2014) (PDF)
Additional Articles and Resources
•US Travel Association: Ebola Toolkit
IAVM Member Resources
• Ebola Discussion in VenueNet (IAVM Membership required)
• IAVM News Update: October 23, 2014

Ebola Task Force
Fred Peterson, director of facilities operations, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, chair of the IAVM IAC
Mark Herrera, director of education, IAVM
Andy Jabbour, managing director for the Real Estate Information Sharing & Analysis Center and preparedness director for the Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Center
James Hughes, board of directors, North Texas Crime Commission
John Siehl, CFE, regional vice president, VenuWorks, acting chair of AVSS, member of the IAVM VMS faculty
Mark Camillo, chair, DHS Pubic Assembly Facility Subsector Council, sanctioned and supported by the Office of Infrastructure Protection
Ryan Thorpe, director of facility operations, McCormick Place/SMG, vice chair of the IAVM IAC
Russell Read, CFE, vice president of operations, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas ETCP representative on the IAVM IAC
Paul Turner, CFE, director of event operations & security, AT&T Stadium, Dallas chair of the IAVM stadiums sector, member of the AVSS Faculty
Jeff Davis, general manager, College Park Center – UT Arlington
Bill Powell, vice president of event marketing and sales, FELD Entertainment
Harvey Perriott, PSP, protective security advisor North Texas district, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Russ Simons, chief listening officer, managing partner, Venue Solutions Group



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