ALBANY, N.Y. (April 20, 2020) – With the country under stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19, concerns over people’s mental health and the status of the economy has many wondering – when we will get back to our pre-pandemic life?

Jayson Kratoville, the interim director of the National Center for Security and Preparedness (NCSP) at the University at Albany, argues that business leaders will need to be prepared to face a new normal, even after stay-at-home orders are lifted.

He is available to discuss how organizations can make effective risk-based decisions on reopening after they’re authorized to do so. He can also speak to physical distancing strategies, hybrid remote work policies, maintaining workplace culture, and broader post-pandemic strategic decision-making.

Quote: “Private sector nimbleness and planning are critical to long-term economic resilience and recovery. Businesses in New York are already adapting to Gov. Cuomo’s state on PAUSE executive order. They will need to be ready to make and carry out tough decisions on reopening once they’re permitted to. Long term, leaders will need to adjust their business strategy to keep their employees and customers safe while responding to shifting risks and opportunities in our new normal.”

Kratoville is available for phone or virtual interviews. UAlbany’s expert can offer insight on many angles related to COVID-19. View our newsroom to browse more.