Webinar: The COVID Vaccine Conundrum—To Require or Recommend

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (3pm - 4pm US/Eastern)

Zoom Video Conference




The COVID-19 vaccination presents legal, practical and emotional challenges to already-beleaguered schools. Do the same principles apply to students and employees? Marginalized groups? How does the vaccine affect workforce morale, worker’s compensation claims and employee accommodation requests? Is the vaccine generally-available? Is it safe for children long-term? And then there are confidentiality and liability issues to consider. This timely webinar will help school leaders weigh all the issues as they formulate their school policy on whether to require or simply recommend the COVID vaccine.

Presenters: Douglas R. Burtch and Barry D. Gabay

Douglas R. Burtch. Douglas is owner and principal of Burtch Law PLLC in Richmond, Virginia. He represents independent schools, businesses of all sizes, non-profits, executives and professionals. He is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in the “Best Lawyers in America” by U.S. News & World Report and is named a “Virginia Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine and a “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine, all in employment and labor law categories. He is an author and speaker on issues affecting schools and the workplace. Douglas graduated from Emory University (GA) and the University of Richmond School of Law (VA; cum laude).

Barry D. Gabay. Barry is an attorney with Burtch Law PLLC, where he handles issues that arise within independent schools. He also manages employment matters for businesses of all sizes, non-profits, executives and professionals. He is named a “2021 Virginia Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine. Barry graduated from the University of South Carolina (SC) and the University of Richmond School of Law (VA).

Technical Requirements:
Each registration equals one connection. Register for one connection and gather your leadership team around the screen. Or, register for multiple connections and enable school and church leaders to participate from a variety of locations.

NAES virtual events are facilitated through Zoom. You will need the following:
• An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
• Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
• [Optional] A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in

Zoom is also available for Android and iOS devices. You can learn more about technical requirements of this platform at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux



Who Should Attend:

Heads of Schools, Trustees, Admission & Enrollment Staff, CFOs, division directors, senior administrators, school consultants, and anyone involved in governance and school management

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 03/10/2021
Name Price Available To
Member Rate $0.00   NAES Members
Nonmember Rate $75.00   Non-NAES Members


Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations must be received by email to jfc@episcopalschools.org, no later than 24 hours before the start of the webinar. Registrations submitted less than 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar are not entitled to any refund if they are cancelled.

Any and all liability of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) with respect to registration, cancellations, changes in the content of the program, technology breakdowns, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall NAES be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.

NAES or its contractors may be recording this webinar. By attending this webinar, attendees understand and agree to allow their voices and statements to be used by NAES in Association publications, on its website, in any and all distributed versions of this recorded webinar, and in marketing or promotional materials. Attendance at the meeting waives NAES from any liability resulting from these uses.

For more information please contact:

Ms. Heather Elise Zrubek
Member Services & Events Coordinator
National Association of Episcopal Schools
Phone: (212) 716-6309
Fax: (212) 286-9366
Email: hez@episcopalschools.org