Back to the calendar
COVID-19 Updates with Dr. Brad Pollock
By Professional Development Alliance


Presented by: Brad Pollock, PhD, MPH, FACE, is Professor of Epidemiology, Chairman of the Department of Public Health Sciences, and Associate Dean for Public Health Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine. 

Program Description:

In response to the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19), institutions of higher education dramatically altered their operations to prevent or reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on their campuses. In Spring 2020, most colleges and universities were forced to move to remote instruction and restricted to electronic-only access to library materials and resources. Combined with measures such as reducing the number and density of students housed on campuses, changes in access to common university spaces, and added requirements for non-pharmacological interventions (testing, physical distancing, masking, etc.), institutions of higher education were transformed. Media attention accelerated the uptake of preventive measures, which was sharply focused on campus outbreaks, and the potential threat posed by students returning to college communities when colleges reconvened in Fall 2020.


We will discuss COVID-19 trends along with strategies deployed by colleges and universities to successfully manage the pandemic. We will also look at what is anticipated to happen over the next several months as we both look to resume full instruction in Fall 2021, and as we look into the post-pandemic era.

Full details at