COVID-19 Risk Assessment, Data, Policy, and Communications


Start Date and Time: Thu, Aug 25, 2022, 8:30 am ET

End Date and Time: Thu, Aug 25, 2022, 4:00 pm ET


The Forum (601 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

In partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the New York City Pandemic Response Institute (PRI) is convening a group of diverse city stakeholders to identify methods for how NYC can measure, assess, mitigate, and communicate risk during current and future phases of the pandemic. The meeting will be held in-person at The Forum at Columbia University on August 25th, beginning at 8:30AM.

Key questions include:

  • What indicators for risk have been used to date and what actions were recommended for individuals, populations and various sectors at different threshold levels? And what were the successes and challenges?
  • What are current indicators available for examination at this phase of the pandemic and for anticipated future phases?
  • What are the most relevant indicators to be considered? What is an effective menu of actions at the individual and population level at different thresholds?
  • How do different segments of NYC populations and constituencies/sectors perceive risk in this phase of the pandemic? How do they perceive the benefits and limitations/inconveniences for different interventions e.g., masking, vaccination, boosting, and guidance for various settings (e.g., workplace settings, entertainment, childcare/educational settings, public transport)?
  • How can recommendations for various actions be effectively communicated to various individuals, populations, and sectors, in order to achieve highest level of buy-in, acceptance and adherence?

Note: This is an invite only event, if you did not receive an invitation from PRI, your registration will be canceled.


8:30 AMBreakfast
9:00 AMWelcoming Remarks & Rationale
9:20 AMHow the City Has Addressed these Issues so Far
9:50 AM Presentations
10:50 AMPanel Discussions
12:05 PMLunch
1:00 PMRoundtable Group Discussions
2:30 PMReport Backs and Consensus Theme Discussion
3:30 PMClosing: Way Forward and Next Steps
4:00 PMEnd