The COVID-19 Pandemic: Preparing for Second (and Third) Waves
September 10, 2021
When COVID-19 cases emerged in the United States, the disease spread through different states at various rates called the First Wave. Strategies to mitigate the rate and extent of the virus’s spread began to reduce the number of cases and, as states gradually reopened businesses, the numbers of infections grew significantly in certain areas of the country. This resurgence should be considered a secondary peak or extension of the First Wave. This paper – The COVID-19 Pandemic: Preparing for Second (and Third) Waves – addresses some of the questions that are being asked: Is the First Wave still occurring? What could a Second Wave look like? What should be done to prepare for a potential Second/Third Wave? What should OMSs do to prepare their offices for a potential Second/Third Wave?