Good to Go Program Kicks off With Assist From Vanderbilt Health Infectious Disease Expert

The Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions team encourages all employers to participate in Good to Go, a free program launched by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. (NCVC) in collaboration with Vanderbilt Health and Ryman Hospitality Partners to help Nashville businesses restart in a healthy and sustainable way.

The voluntary program asks Nashville-area businesses to commit to health standards from the Metro Public Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Orientation for the program kicked off Thursday, May 28. (If you missed it, watch this introductory webinar [password: 1G^.6+^l] and then sign the pledge to participate.)

“We’re going to do our part at Vanderbilt Health and through the public health community to monitor disease activity in the community and separate myths from reality,” said VUMC’s David Aronoff, MD, Addison B. Scoville Chair in Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, during the introductory webinar. “While it might be the easiest thing to just open everything up like nothing ever happened and allow for a very loose environment, we have to be cautious. As much as we're moving forward, we can quickly move backward if the disease rears up again. So we need everyone in for the win.”

Deana Ivey, NCVC’s chief marketing officer, used the webinar to outline the three key aspects of the Good to Go program:

  1. Learning: Good to Go prioritizes continuous learning. Participants will become more familiar with coronavirus, how it spreads, what the public health guidance is and how to apply the information to their business. The program encourages participating businesses to designate a Good to Go champion who can complete the e-learning curriculum, educate employees on health standards, and help implement best practices for safety and infection.
  2. Sharing: Good to Go will include opportunities for peer businesses to support and learn from each other. Peer groups will be created and moderated by leaders from NCVC, Vanderbilt Health and Ryman Hospitality Properties.
  3. Amplifying: Participating businesses will receive access to an online toolkit of helpful resources to help move them forward.

Good to Go program benefits include:

  • Signage to display Good to Go’s signature green music note 
  • Business listing on Good to Go website
  • Access to program toolkit and materials on infectious disease prevention and workplace safety informed by Vanderbilt experts
  • Insights into best practices from RHP leaders
  • Monthly calls with fellow Good to Go participants
  • Timely access to Vanderbilt Health infectious disease professionals for questions
  • Promotion of the program by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp marketing engine

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

  • June 5, 11 a.m.: Good to Go educational webinar
  • Week of June 8: NCVC begins distributing green music notes
  • Friday, June 12: Make-up educational webinar
  • Ongoing: Virtual forums with other businesses in your industry

Learn more on the official Good to Go website.