To better prepare for public health emergencies facing congregations & faith-based nonprofits, such as COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), NYDIS is offering a series of online webinars described below. The trainings will focus on writing Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) and Emergency Communications Plans, and the exercise will be conducted to test those plans. The trainings and exercise will be held using the free online webinar platform, Zoom. All materials needed will be sent in an email prior to the webinars. Participants should be prepared to write or update their plan during the workshops or utilize their plan during the tabletop exercise.

Free 2-hour Pandemic Tabletop Exercise for congregations and faith-based organizations to test their COOP. This exercise is specifically targeted towards congregations and organizations who already have an emergency action plan or COOP in place and would like to test in a pandemic scenario

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