NHCSL COVID-19 Health and Economic Recovery Policy Forum
July 31, 2020 Program
3:30PM ET – 5:30PM ET
Legislative Action Session
Hear from your colleagues and learn about COVID-19 legislative actions being taken up at various state capitols.
Moderator: Johnathan Lozier, Vice President, Stateside
Panelist: Senate President Leroy Garcia (CO)
Senator Teresa Ruiz (NJ), President Pro Tempore
Senator Gustavo Rivera (NY), Chair, Health Committee
Policy Session: Development of COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatment and Technology
As states start and continue the post-COVID-19 reopening process, most buildings (corporate, educational, community, entertainment, sports) and mass transit will not be able to operate at or close to capacity, if at all, without a widely available COVID-19 vaccine. Researchers are also trying to find effective treatments for those who contract the disease, with or without vaccines. This session will provide an on-the-ground progress horizon from pharmaceutical research companies on the front lines, the participation of people of color in clinical trials, and the accessibility of vaccines and treatments. We will also explore new in-hospital and in-home technologies that can help prevent COVID-19 deaths.
Moderator: Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto (NM), President, NHCSL
Panelist: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, NIAID
Congressman Raul Ruiz (CA), M.D.
Richard Gannotta, NP, DHA, FACHE Snr. VP, Masimo
Legislators will share experiences of dealing with COVID-19 in their states.