COVID-19 Resources

NCS4 Publishes COVID-19 Considerations Guide for the Sport and Entertainment Industry
Added on July 24, 2020

COVID-19 has altered the way the sports industry operates and with uncertainty comes questions. The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi, created a task force comprised of sport, entertainment, and sports-medicine industry professionals to develop a guide of considerations to help venue/event owners and operators answer those questions to protect patrons, staff, and key stakeholders as they develop strategies to resume operations. Leveraging existing medical, government, and industry resources, the task force has created the NCS4 COVID-19 Considerations for Sports and Entertainment Venue and Events to help guide decision-makers through this unprecedented time.

ESA: The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide
Added on May 15, 2020

"The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide is a collective work by event industry professionals to help our peers who are planning to reopen during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This document contains no "best practices" that apply everywhere-- coronavirus creates different challenges depending on countless factors, including the size of the event, its geographic location, the physical space, and the anticipated attendees, to name just a few. Instead, in the order one would plan an event, we have identified reasonably foreseeable health risks and suggested options to mitigate them."

CDC: Interim Guidance
Added on May 12, 2020

"This interim guidance is intended for organizers and staff responsible for planning mass gatherings or large community events in the United States. A mass gathering is a planned or spontaneous event with a large number of people in attendance that could strain the planning and response resources of the community hosting the event, such as a concert, festival, conference, or sporting event."

Statista: Coronavirus: Impact on the Sports Industry Worldwide
Added on May 8, 2020

An overview on the widespread effects caused by Coronavirus on the sports industry, with numerous statistics and projections for the future.

CISA: Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers
Added on Apr 20, 2020

"This document gives advisory guidance on defining essential critical infrastructure workers. Promoting the ability of such workers to continue to work during periods of community restriction, access management, social distancing, or closure orders/directives is crucial to community resilience and continuity of essential functions. The term 'workers' as used in this guidance is intended to apply to both employees and contractors performing the described functions."

White House: Opening Up America Again
Added on Apr 20, 2020

"President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives."

DHS: COVID-19: Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure
Added on Apr 15, 2020

"As the nation's risk advisor, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) brings our partners in industry and the full power of the federal government together to improve American cyber and infrastructure security."

CDC: Workspace, School & Home Guidance PDF
Added on Apr 15, 2020

The CDC's recommendations on "what every American and community can do now to decrease the spread of the coronavirus."

FEMA: Coronavirus Rumor Control
Added on Apr 15, 2020

"FEMA helps the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic."