COVID-19: Returning Our Operations to Full Strength

Event Start Date
May 13, 2020
Event Start Time
2 pm Eastern

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All eyes are on efforts to re-open businesses across the country with concerns about how to do so safely and responsibly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic—along with worries about a resurgence in the fall. While dietary supplement companies, deemed essential to Americans’ health, were allowed to continue operations, they have not gone unaffected by shutdown orders—even as sales of certain supplements have spiked—and they face many of the same questions before so many businesses today. We’ve gathered experts to offer advice on best practices for bringing our businesses back to full strength as the economy reopens—changes that may be necessary in workspaces and protective equipment, new procedures including temperature checks and health monitoring, legal matters such as liability and risk reduction. We’ll learn how to prepare for leadership as we adapt to the “new normal” and all the challenges and opportunities it presents.

Hear from experts about:

  • The public health context of the pandemic and what to expect in the coming months—and years
  • Practical advice on adapting operations
  • Labor law/OSHA considerations
  • Managing ongoing business risks and liability
  • Employee health monitoring and privacy considerations
  • Motivating and reassuring the workforce
  • Adapting policies, practices, and handbooks
  • Prioritizing employee safety while serving growing customer needs
  • Implementing new practices and procedures


Joshua Sharfstein, M.D.
Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Former Principal Deputy Commissioner, FDA

Neil Bradley
Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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Christine Burdick-Bell, Esq.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Pharmavite

Audra Davies
Global Head, Nutrition Center of Excellence, VP Product Development, Amway

Jane Luba
Principal/Consultant at Human Resources Consultants, LLC
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Scott Ravech
CEO, Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes

Benjamin Stockman, Esq.
Counsel, Labor and Employment Practice, Venable LLP
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Steve Mister, Esq., CAE
President & CEO, CRN

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Hear from CRN's Steve Mister about what's coming next as we look ahead to returning our operations to full strength—safely and responsibly. Read more in the CRN Daily Supplement.