COVID-19, Overview of Coronaviruses and the Current Situation

Friday, March 20 | 2:00 p.m. EDT


This webinar was hosted on March 20 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Some information may be been updated since its broadcast. Consult CDC, FDA, USDA and EPA for the latest guidance.


In December of 2019, a novel respiratory disease was observed in Wuhan, China. The cause of the disease was identified as a coronavirus, which has now been designated as SARS-CoV-2. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has rapidly spread worldwide. This webinar presentation will cover biological aspects of coronaviruses, disease symptoms, viral transmission and mitigation options.

Expert Presenter

Alison Stout, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Public Health

Cornell University


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This webinar has been organized by the Food and Beverage Issues Alliance (FBIA) in partnership with the Consumer Brands Association. In the spirit of inclusivity, Consumer Brands is inviting our CPG trade association partners and their members to join this webinar.

We anticipate significant attendance, so please register so we can ensure enough space is made available.

This webinar is restricted to Food and Beverage Industry Alliance members and ally trade associations. Press and analysts are unable to participate.

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