Managing Health and Safety Concerns During COVID-19

August 5, 2020

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Do health and safety standards keep you up at night? Historically, health and safety violations have been one of the leading causes for deficiency findings and, in the past few years, reports of health and safety violations have increased. Under the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, we anticipate that this trend will continue.

While the stakes are high under the Designated Renewal System, it remains important to maintain practical and adaptable strategies to comply with the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS).

On this webinar, we will share best practices to help you meet or exceed the expectations for conduct and reporting set forth by the Office of Head Start (OHS) in the HSPPS, Program Instructions, Information Memoranda, and Policy Clarifications. In addition, we will specifically review timely questions related to:

  • Health emergency procedures (including conditions of short-term exclusion and admittance; class size; hygiene; physical environment, facilities, equipment, toys, materials, and furniture)
  • Infectious disease policies and procedures (including contacting parents and communicating with the local health department as necessary)
  • Incident reporting requirement found in CFR 1302.102 (d)(1)(ii)
  • Procedures for staff, consultants, and volunteers who violate the standards of conduct

Target Audience

  • Head Start Leadership
  • CEO, Executive Director/ Head Start Director
  • CFO
  • COO
  • HR Director 

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be better able to:

  • Describe health and safety reporting requirements and common risk areas
  • Adjust your written procedures to address your organization's major issues
  • Conduct an internal investigation related to any alleged infractions
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/05/2020 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/05/2020 - 2:30pm EDT


Nicole Bacon, a Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, works in the firm’s Federal Grants, Litigation, and Health Law practice groups. Nicole offers her clients specialized guidance in compliance with federal grant law including specific programmatic requirements as well as the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements of Federal Awards. Nicole represents a variety of community-based organizations, before State and Federal courts as well as administrative bodies. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.80 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 6 of the 8 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within five (5) business days.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Head Start Leadership, CEO, Executive Director/ Head Start Director, CFO, COO, or HR Director 
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to six (6) out of eight (8) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance


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