DIS Launches COVID-19 Webinar Series to Discuss Issues Impacting Community
Dallas International School (DIS), has launched a COVID-19 webinar series that will discuss community-related issues surrounding the current COVID-19 global pandemic. The webinar series is set to be held on a monthly basis and will invite a panel of esteemed experts across industries throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex to address matters and explore ways we can work together as a community to curb the spread of the novel virus.
The COVID-19 webinar series kicked off on Thursday, April 30, 2020, to an audience of over 80 members of the Dallas community including doctors, professors, teachers and leaders from companies in the business community. The presiding panel included Catherine Lévy, Dallas International School Head of School, Dr. Andrew Masica, MD, MSCI, SFHM, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Texas Health Resources, and John Olson, Microtech Laboratories President and CEO.
The first webinar in the newly created series, titled Reopening During COVID-19, discussed the current COVID-19 case count throughout the Metroplex and how it correlates to current growth rate data, the proposed phase approach to business reopenings throughout the Dallas area, and what the future holds for schools, businesses and healthcare operations in the coming months.
Following insight from the industry experts on hand, the panel opened up for a question and answer period where the audience proposed insightful questions regarding the operations of schools reopening for the next academic year, when would a proposed timeline allow us to resume normal daily activities in full again, and how would this ongoing pandemic change society and the way interactions take place in the future.
Agreeing that the new webinar series is integral to the communication process throughout the school’s community, Catherine Lévy shared her ambitions for the series, exclaiming, “With our dedication to the highest quality education, Dallas International School also wants to establish a forum where information and insights are exchanged between professionals and experts in their fields, especially during a time of uncertainty. This is why we created the webinar series and hope that it will foster open communication throughout the community and provide members with the knowledge and information needed to help in the ongoing battle against the current COVID-19 outbreak and all that it entails.”
We would also like to thank the parents who came up with the idea to create a task force of medical professionals to lend their guidance as we look to reopen for the upcoming academic year starting this fall. If you are a medical professional in the DIS community or know someone in the medical community who would like to lend their expertise, we are looking for you. We are currently seeking volunteers to lend their guidance on ways to effectivelty reopen Dallas International School with appropriate measures. If you are able to assist or know someone that may, please click here to provide contact information.