Risk Management


Former Pomona Councilman Sentenced in Child Porn Case

Last week, an ex-Pomona city councilman was sentenced after pleading no contest to one felony charge of possession of child sexual abuse material and one misdemeanor charge of annoying or molesting a child. Rubio Gonzalez, 45, faces three years of probation (two years of felony probation and one year of summary probation) and a minimum of one year of counseling. Gonzalez is also required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

COVID Relief Bill

Republican Mayors Express Support for COVID-19 Relief Bill

President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill was passed by the House of Representatives on Saturday in a highly partisan vote. The bill now heads to the Senate where—if it passes—it is expected to do so by a similarly razor-thin margin. However, despite significant opposition to the aid package within the halls of Congress, local officials around the country from both parties have expressed support for the federal aid that would come nearly a year into the global pandemic.

Biden Clarifies School Reopening Goals

Biden Clarifies School Reopening Goals

President Joe Biden clarified his goal of reopening the majority of U.S. K-8 schools within the first 100 days of his administration. “I think many of them five days a week,” he said. “The goal will be five days a week.”

6 Tips to Stay Safe on Campus

6 Tips to Stay Safe on Campus

Chief among any college student parent’s concern is how their student will stay safe on campus.

Sky-high COVID-19 Positivity Rates in Austin Schools Worry Health Officials

Sky-high COVID-19 Positivity Rates in Austin Schools Worry Health Officials

In Travis County TX, the COVID-19 testing positivity rate is 20.2% at high schools, 27.1% at middle schools, 19.8% at elementary schools and 10% at preschools.

Managing COVID-19

Managing COVID-19

Schools and universities are faced with an extraordinary challenge this fall. They need to create plans on preventing, identifying and managing people with potential Covid-19 infection and exposure while providing high-quality education.

Omnisol application.

New Product Helps Make Surfaces Self-Disinfecting Over Time

NanoVapor Biotech announced the launch of OMNISOL®, a new line of spray-on anti-microbials that provides long-term solutions to sanitizing surfaces to protect against harmful pathogens.

Integrating Safety and Health

Preparing to open schools each year has always involved repairs and replacements, but the COVID-19 pandemic has upended that process.



School counselor speaking to a student with hand over his face.

Iowa City School District Developing “Care Assessment” Teams for School Safety

The Iowa City Community School District is developing a team to implement an assessment model that prevents violence and resolves conflict.

University Hall at Ohio State University.

OSU Creates Safety Task Force After Shooting Death Near Campus

The task force was created in the wake of the shooting death of 23-year-old OSU student, Chase Meola on Oct. 11.

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