Workshop 1 Vulnerable Populations Planning Considerations for the 2020 Hurricane Season After Action Report
Behr, J., Yusuf, W., Marshall, J. and Dunn, E. (2020). Workshop #1: Vulnerable Populations & Planning Considerations for the 2020 Hurricane Season: After Action Report (AAR). Old Dominion University.
This After-Action Report discusses the findings from a workshop that examined disaster preparation and people who live/work in settings that put them at increased/higher risk of becoming infected or exposed to hazards in the context of a compound hurricane-pandemic threat that requires the use of emergency shelters. The authors highlight how a pandemic requires identifying new shelter options, modifying procedures for screening and triage, and enforcing social distancing and other prevention methods in shelters and during transportation to shelters, all of which result in the need for additional staff.