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APPA COVID-19 Message Following the September 11, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President How Goes Your Fall Reopening: An Experience Exchange on Lessons Learning September 14, 2020 — In the past two weeks, the United States has added 500,000 cases cresting 6.4M cases and approaching 192,000 deaths. Although total U.S. cases are showing slight signs of slowing down, health experts […]

Fall Welcome Message to Members

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President September 8, 2020  — I would like to welcome everyone back from the ensuing chaos of the summer months and into this fall semester – whatever form it takes. It has been a tumultuous year and it’s not over yet. However, you have displayed diligence […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the August 28, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Caring for the Caregiver: Mental Health Resources for Front-Line Teams & Students August 31, 2020 — The United States surpassed 6.0M coronavirus cases this past week and remains at the top of the global chart accounting for almost a quarter of the 25 million cases. It took more […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the August 21, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President HVAC Considerations August 24, 2020 — Since last month, the United States has surpassed another grim milestone – topping 5.7M cases. In just one month alone, the U.S. added over 1.5M cases, and sadly, we’re approaching 177,000 deaths, a differential of 1.7M cases — leading the world […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the July 24, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Testing & Tracing, Aerosolized Particles & the Serology of the Virus July 27, 2020 — The resurgence of coronavirus cases now tops 4M.  On cue, and as predicted, we recorded another horrendous milestone:  over 1,100 American deaths for a fourth day in a row!  Let’s look […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the July 17, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Special Communities: Challenges & Strategies for K-12 School Districts, Community Colleges, and Preparatory Schools July 20, 2020 — The resurgence of the coronavirus has led to another milestone: 1 out of every 100 Americans has tested positive for COVID-19. It’s an alarming statistic that follows day-after-day […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the July 10, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Challenges for Auxiliaries:  Dorms, Dining & Unions July 13, 2020 — If you thought things were grim two weeks ago…it’s actually worse, much worse!  The U.S. is in free fall.  The resurgence of COVID-19 cases has skyrocketed across 38 states totaling 3.3M in two weeks…that’s up […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the June 26, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Transportation & Traversing To, From & Within the Campus June 29, 2020 — What difference can one week make?  When it comes to the “exponential” transmission of the coronavirus, a huge difference!  The situation has turned grim.  Six months in, this crisis is broadening and widening.  […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the June 19, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Institutional Duos: The Road to Reopening with Your Senior Leadership June 22, 2020 — This past Friday we recognized and paid tribute to “Juneteenth.” The day the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas (June 19, 1865) and abolished slavery everywhere in the U.S. following the Civil War.  […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the June 12, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Dedensifying Your Spaces June 15, 2020 — It’s a sobering reality that the surge in mobility is driving up transmission of the coronavirus. Fourteen states reported an alarming 40% increase in cases and hospitalizations. The CDC is projecting 140,000 deaths by July 4th, and Harvard Medical […]