COVID-19 Resources

In an effort to help the members of ALDA manage the many issues related to the current COVID-19 crisis, we will provide real-time support by facilitating discussion, and serving as a repository for relevant documents, templates, and communications for our members to share with each other.

COVID-19: ALDA responds to the crisis and the resulting impact on our members and their businesses

ALDA is committed to providing the most valuable and relevant information to our members;  if you have any resources or tools that we should add to this page—or if you just want to share general ideas & feedback—please email [email protected].

Back to Work Collaborative: Join Us!

Building on the momentum of our Operations and Human Resources Collaboratives—designed to help ALDA member companies navigate the COVID-19 crisis in these critical functional areas—ALDA launched our Back to Work Collaborative on June 24, combining these groups and other key areas focused on getting our members back to work and back to business. 

 Topics and speakers will change each session based on feedback from the group and top-of-mind issues. 

The BTW Collaborative meets every other Wednesday and is free to all members.

Email Carol Starke ([email protected]) for the details and the link to register.

Human Resources

Basecamp

ALDA has created Basecamp groups for these Collaboratives to interact in between calls. Basecamp will remain open as we transition to the Back to Work Collaborative.

  • You can ask questions as well as share files, links & resources in the discussion area.
  • You can also share files in the “Docs & Files” section.
  • We also have the schedule for the weekly calls available in the “schedule” section
We will keep the sections updated.

Contact [email protected] to get more information and join the group.

Bob Howie with Fox Rothschild presentation shared with the HR Collaboratives

Families First Coronavirus Response Act — An Overview

The IRS just issued these Q&As for how to implement the tax credit for paid sick leave and enhanced FMLA.

COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs

This link from an employment law firm provides background and an overview on the recent Families First Act, and has more detailed information in their recorded webinar. 

Federal Law to Mandate Paid Sick Leave, Enhanced Unemployment for Workers Affected by Pandemic

See How all 50 States are Reopening:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/states-reopen-map-coronavirus.html

 

 

 

Operations

Basecamp

The purpose of the Basecamp teams is to enable ALDA Collaborative members to interact between our weekly calls. Basecamp will remain open as we transition to the Back to Work Collaborative.

  • You can ask questions as well as share files, links & resources in the discussion area.
  • You can also share files in the “Docs & Files” section.
  • We also have the schedule for the weekly calls available in the “schedule” section
We will keep the sections updated.

Contact [email protected] to get more information and join the group.

Center for Disease Control 

  • CDC updated interim guidance for business here

 

Marketing and Sales

The Alexander Group

This video discusses the four areas of focus for Life Sciences leaders in 2020 and how to manage through the current COVID-19 crisis.

Life Sciences: 2020 Revenue Growth Predictions

Steven Van Belleghem

A dynamic speaker, who spoke at our Marketing & Sales Executives Meeting a couple of years ago, has been asking himself how this COVID-19 crisis is impacting customer experience. What do customers expect during a crisis like this? And perhaps even more importantly, what are their expectations for when this crisis is over?

Customer Experience During & After the Coronavirus Crisis

Paul Rhoda, Revenue Partner

The second in our series of Marketing & Sales Webinars, Mr. Rhoda addressed leadership and development in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Growing Revenues Virtually – How the COVID-19 Crisis Will Change the Way We Lead and Learn in a Virtually Restricted World.”

Hamid Ghanadan and Kristin Apple, The Linus Group

Hamid and Kristin shared the results of The Linus Group’s recent baseline study of over 350 life science professionals on the impact of COVID-19 in the industry. They received tremendous response and want to share the results during the webinar.

Coronavirus and its Impact on Life Sciences

State & Local Legislative Impact

Stateside is tracking bills related to COVID-19.  Over 60 bills have been introduced in 14 states and the District of Columbia on a number of issues including but not limited to:

  • waiving cost-sharing requirements,
  • paid sick leave and worker protections,
  • appropriations request, and
  • expanding the power of the Governor.

Over 290 executive actions have been issued in 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. This link gives you a state-by-state breakdown.

2020 State & Local Government Report

Resources & Business Articles

Your Business

Your Employees

 Yourself

ALDA is committed to providing the most valuable and relevant information to our members;  if you have any resources or tools that we should add to this page—or if you just want to share general ideas & feedback—please email [email protected].

A Letter to Our Members

Dear ALDA Members,

The past few months have been challenging times for all of us. That said, this unprecedented crisis has also provided a unique opportunity for us as ALDA members to pivot together. From individual relationships forged through membership in this association, to active participation in learning and collaborative opportunities provided by ALDA, there has never been a more critical time to be a part of this association.

Over the course of the past few months, ALDA has

  • Hosted weekly collaborative meetings for our members’ Operations and Human Resources leaders, sharing best practices and ideas on navigating stay-at-home orders and on return-to-work protocols.
  • Heard directly from former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in a members-only Q&A webinar focused on his roadmap to recovery
  • Received updates and guidance from McKinsey & Company experts focused on navigating the crisis
  • Moved our sales & marketing conference online as we all learned to pivot our strategies in a virtual and digital world
  • Taken deep dives into funding provisions in the Cares Act from legal experts

Our resolve as individual organizations and collectively as an industry has never been stronger. It has been empowering and inspiring to engage with our fellow members and learn from one another as we continue to adapt and evolve during these uncertain times.

Over the next year, we plan to continue to deliver timely, insightful content and unique networking opportunities adapted to the unique times.  We’re forced to pivot this year, and we’re embracing the opportunity and providing more value than ever. Events and programming will include:

  • Senior Executive Webinar Series: Two hour high-value, topical content aimed at executive leadership held every 6 to 8 weeks, similar to the recent Gottlieb/McKinsey session. On June 17, Bank of America Merrill Lynch will share insights on the global economy, and the Linus Group will discuss how research lab customers are returning to work.
  • Virtual Fall Senior Management Conference: In light of the current pandemic, we are shifting to a virtual event.  Our entire program focused on Artificial Intelligence will be delivered online starting on Thursday, September 17 and continuing for three consecutive Thursdays. The full schedule is available here.
  • Board-hosted Networking Events: ALDA prides itself on its best-in-class networking opportunities, and this year will be no different. We are rolling out unique, intimate networking opportunities for our members that will take place for the rest of 2020. ALDA board members will be hosting customized small-group events, in-person and virtually, starting in September. For example, Brad Gray with plans to host a virtual roundtable on the experience of taking a company through IPO, and Patrick Kaltenbach plans to lead a Bay Area hike. There will be lots of variety and options to choose from, and more information to come in July. We’re really looking forward to this!

Everything mentioned above comes at no additional cost to your membership. All ALDA members are invited to participate in every activity mentioned; there will be no registration fees. Your membership must be active in order to register and participate.

We are planning to return to larger in-person engagements & meetings in early 2021, including our Spring Senior Executive Conference in Boston, May 2-4.

We appreciate and value your continued membership in ALDA; as we have proven, we are stronger together. Membership in this association has never been more critical or vital. We look forward to continuing to grow and evolve with you.

Sincerely,

Brad Gray

ALDA Chairman

President & CEO

NanoString Technologies

 

Patrick Kaltenbach

ALDA Chair-Elect

Executive Vice President, President of Life Sciences

BD Biosciences

Mike Copps
President & CEO

ALDA