Member Bulletin
April | 2021
  • Headline News: Preparing for Re-Entry
  • MHEC Event News: CANCELLATION NOTICE Annual Golf Tournament and Networking Event
  • Contract Updates: Addenda and Bid Schedule
  • Use A01 to Bring Fresh Air Indoors
  • Use B14 to Expand Outdoor Space
  • Use C04 to Repurpose Your Classroom
  • Use G17 to Keep You Prepared for Emergencies
  • Use I02 to Manage Cyber Risks During Pandemic
  • Use S01 to Securely Track Immunizations
  • Member Education:
  • EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT Robert Half Remote Onboarding Webinar
  • April Savings
Headline News
Preparing for Re-Entry
As we acclimate to the later stages of COVID-19, we're starting to look forward to immunizations, the reopening of businesses, and preparing to welcome back students, employees and coworkers into in-person settings.

This month's issue covers options that are available to help you stay prepared as we transition into re-entering schools, businesses, offices, etc. Take a look below at how our contracts can help you adjust to re-entry, by bringing fresh air indoors, expanding outdoor space, repurposing your classroom with window shades, checking emergency equipment, managing cyber risks, and securely tracking immunizations.

Thank you for being a valued member!

Best Regards,

MHEC 
MHEC Event News
CANCELLATION NOTICE Annual Golf Tournament and Networking Event

Thank you to all who participated in our Events Survey. At this time, we have decided to cancel this year's annual Golf Tournament. Never fear; we do plan on bringing back this popular networking event next year.

We are working on finalizing dates for the Member meeting and a VEXPO Member conference, which will introduce significantly more education through specific tracks reflecting our diverse member community. Details to come.

Contract Updates
Contract Addenda
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Bid Schedule
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Use A01 to Bring Fresh Air Indoors
One day in March, the kids were there. The next day, there was no one.
Use A01: Appliances

Bringing fresh air indoors has finally become a top priority and the real key to bringing students and staff back inside our schools nationwide.

Use B14 to Expand Outdoor Space
The Importance of Play
Use B14: Athletics: Gym & Field - Cardio & Strength, Games, Equipment

During the pandemic, many communities made the most of their existing outdoor spaces and have seen the benefits of that increased space going forward. Commercial shade sails and other shelter solutions along with benches, picnic tables and other site amenities will allow for outdoor meetings, community gatherings and so much more.

Use C04 to Repurpose Your Classroom
Re-entering the building, best practices for your window shades and blinds.
Use C04: Windows, Window Treatments

As you welcome back staff and students to your campus, checking the operation and safety of window shades and blinds is an important part of your checklist.


Use G17 to Keep You Prepared For Emergencies
Check Emergency Equipment Before Reopening Schools
Use G17: Custodial Cleaning Equipment and Supplies

Amid a pandemic, it is imperative for schools to have the proper equipment in case of an emergency. From AEDs to masks, here is an overview of some of the supplies you should check before reopening.

Use I02 to Manage Cyber Risks During Pandemic
Data and Network Systems, the new ‘brick and mortar’?
Use I02: Insurance: Cyber, Independent Risk Management Consulting

As most everyone is overwhelmingly aware, these are unprecedented times. COVID-19 has changed almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives. Social distancing, masks, virtual meetings and statements such as ‘you’re muted’ have become norms seemingly overnight. Our personal and business lives have significantly changed, and so should the way we look at risk.


Use S01 to Securely Track Immunizations
COVID-19 Tracking: How to Identify a System that Provides Accessibility, Security & Accuracy
Use S01: Human Resource Services

Using paper documents is not fitting for today’s modern, tech-driven world, yet companies are scrambling to find a better solution amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. How can immunizations become more accessible on a large scale, and why is that so important when we talk about ending the pandemic?


Member Education
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT Robert Half Remote Onboarding Webinar, May 13th, 2021

Please consider registering for Robert Half's webinar on Managing, Hiring and Onboarding Employees Remotely on Thursday, May 13th, 2021 at 12:15pm.

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Member Savings
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