(Recorded Webinar) Navigating Privacy Concerns In the Pandemic
As cities and states across the country navigate the process of reopening, businesses are also plotting their own way forward. When Head Start programs move closer to reopening and returning to "normal," they are likely to hear from concerned staff, parents, and community members about new policies, practices, and contingency planning to keep everyone safe.
On this webinar, we will discuss common questions about privacy that you should anticipate (and our best suggestions for answering them) and questions to consider as you review your program's existing privacy practices.
For example, while Head Start programs and their childcare partners are not required to screen students or staff to identify cases of COVID-19, you should still establish procedures to follow when students or staff become sick. This policy may address key issues, including:
- If one or more employees test positive for COVID-19, who should be informed? What information can you share?
- Are there questions you can (and should) ask employees to gather more information? Which questions are off-limits?
- Can you make any disclosures without an employee's consent? To whom?
- Do the same practices apply to a sick student or do you need a different policy?
- CEOs / Program Directors
- CFOs and Fiscal Staff
- Compliance Officers and Staff
- Project Managers and other Grants Management Staff
After this webinar, you will be better able to:
- Identify common privacy issues and key questions that arise in Head Start programs
- Discuss current requirements and flexibilities related to privacy
- Describe strategies to answer questions from staff and parents
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]
Amanda is in an Associate with the firm’s Health Law and Federal Grant Law practice groups where she represents a variety of community-based organizations and federal grant recipients. She routinely counsels on matters of regulatory compliance and contracting, with a particular focus on guidance related to privacy issues like identifying privacy vulnerabilities and developing data sharing agreements. [Full Bio]
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