Navigating Your Business During A Pandemic

  • 28 Oct 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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Navigating Your Business
During A Pandemic

Growth is one of the pillars of Wedding Network Texas. We strive to bring you the best content each and every time.

That's why we're bringing an expert this month!

We've been fortunate enough to connect with Jeffery P. Taylor, MPHManagerEpidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit, from Austin Public Health. He is excited to share this incredible information with us, and will answer your questions.

With many current COVID guideline changes in Austin, this means it's the perfect time to learn how to successfully follow these guidelines for your business.  

In this live meeting, you'll learn:

  • Austin Public Health's role and job duties in the area of COVID-19. Are there any helpful resources that Austin Public Health recommends?
  • Current outdoor & indoor COVID capacities for venues, restaurants and bars. 
  • Specific guidelines that pertain to the wedding industry and/or large gatherings
  • Estimate timeframe when venues will be able to operate at 100 percent capacity indoors. 
  • What COVID numbers/rates have to look like before we reach that point of "normal."
  • Required & recommended protocols venues, vendors, and guests should be following as weddings & events begin to pick back up.
  • The best way to handle those that are anti-mask wearing or not socially distancing. 
  • Repercussions or fines that are in place in Travis County at this point that wedding vendors should be aware of during large gatherings.
  • Austin Public Health's predictions for the 2021 year. 

Jeffrey Taylor, MPH
Epidemiology Manager, Austin Public Health

Jeff Taylor earned a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He has been an infectious disease epidemiologist with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the City of Austin for over 37 years. He is currently a manager of the Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit of Austin Public Health. This Unit is responsible for infectious disease surveillance and rare disease or outbreak investigations within Travis County.

While working at the Texas Department of State Health Services from 1981 through 2013, he served as the Manager or Director of various branches or groups involved in the surveillance of infectious diseases. During his career, he has directed numerous investigations of common source and community outbreaks involving tuberculosis, respiratory and zoonotic diseases and foodborne and waterborne diseases. He was the principal investigator for several grants and cooperative agreements funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He was the secondary supervisor for seven CDC Epidemic Intelligence Officers (EIS) and assisted in the development of a public health internship program with the University of Texas at Austin.

Jeff is the author on over 50 publications in peer-review journals on infectious disease topics including murine typhus, tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, foodborne diseases, brucellosis and tuberculosis. His three most recent publications involve articles addressing the West Nile virus epidemic in Texas in 2012, a murine typhus cluster in Austin, and the burden of falls in persons aged 65 years or older in Travis County.

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