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Risk Communication Strategies and the Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions


Policymakers have enacted multiple restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19; however, these decrees will eventually be lifted. Effective risk communication is critical to ensuring that the easing of these restrictions does not result in a resurgence of cases. Focusing on two COVID-19 hotspots, New York and Louisiana, this Working Group will develop risk communication strategies related to the easing of restrictions by modeling the social amplification of risk.

Working Group Lead

Rob DeLeo, Bentley University

Working Group Members

Elizabeth Albright, Duke University
Tom Birkland, North Carolina State University
Deserai Crow, University of Colorado Denver
Katherine Dickinson, University of Colorado Denver
Alex Duarte, Brandeis University
Cassandra Duarte, University of Colorado Hospital
Danielle Blanch Hartigan, Bentley University
Elizabeth Koebele, University of Nevada, Reno
Andrea Lawlor, King’s University College
Lindsay Neuberger, University of Central Florida
Jennifer Roberts, University of Maryland
Liz Shanahan, Montana State University
Kristin Taylor, Wayne State University
Courtney Welton-Mitchell, University of Colorado

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