RIA Holds Coronavirus Industry Briefing Town Hall

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MT. LAUREL, N.J.—March 4, 2020—The Restoration Industry Association (RIA), in response to increasing coronavirus concerns as the outbreak spreads in the U.S., held a Coronavirus Industry Briefing Town Hall Thursday, March 5. With the International Restoration Convention + Industry Expo fast approaching and coronavirus a top-of-mind issue for both convention attendees and the entire restoration industry, the Town Hall addressed concerns while providing relevant information for the industry.

This year’s Restoration Convention + Industry Expo will take place April 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans. Registration is currently open. RIA will be adding new session content to the agenda to provide critical insight on the qualifications and preparation needed for restoration contractors to deal with coronavirus hazards and mitigate risk. In partnership with the convention center and hotel, RIA has also developed infection control best practices for convention attendees.

The Town Hall featured Q&A with Norris H. Gearhart, CR. Gearhart is a past RIA board member and has served as an instructor for RIA’s highest professional designation (Certified Restorer), as well as for the IICRC. Additionally, he has worked as a Master Trainer for the Construction Infection Control Training Institute (CICTI).To learn more about coronavirus and these preparations, please view the 30-minute RIA Coronavirus Industry Briefing Town Hall Call on YouTube or below.


Find more information about the International Restoration Convention + Industry Expo., reserve your hotel, and register on the RIA 2020 Restoration Convention website.

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is the oldest and largest trade association representing the restoration and reconstruction industry with over 1,100 member firms worldwide. RIA serves and represents the interests of its members by promoting the highest ethical standards; providing education, professional qualification, and certification opportunities; positively influencing regulations and governmental actions; and advancing the safety, image, efficiency, and competitiveness of industry members. For more information, visit www.restorationindustry.org.


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