Utica National Offering June 16 Webinar on Safely Reopening Our Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 27, 2020 – New Hartford, NY

For nearly 50 years, the member companies of the Utica National Insurance Group have provided coverages and services for schools while being committed to the health and safety of students and staff. With that in mind, Utica National is hosting the “Safely Reopening our Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic” webinar on June 16, 2020, to help schools safely reopen in the fall.

The session, which is open to all schools, countrywide, will feature infectious disease expert Dr. Thomas A. Russo, from the Buffalo, NY VA Medical Center, and Jay Worona, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel for the New York State School Boards Association. Dr. Russo and Mr. Worona will address best practices for social distancing, personal protective equipment (PPE), testing, and more.

“We’re committed to helping the communities in which we live and work, so making this session available to all school schools – not simply Utica National policyholders – is a way to show that we’re grateful for the efforts of all educators who have been working diligently to face the challenge of educating our children from a distance,” said Brian Saville, Senior Vice President of Utica National’s Educational Institutions Unit. “We know returning to the classroom will present its own set of challenges for schools, so this webinar will serve as an initial step to assist schools in this process.”

Schools can register for the webinar here. For questions or help registering, please contact Educational Institutions Segment Specialist Mike Centrone at 716-639-2347 or

About Utica National Insurance Group
Utica National Insurance Group is a nationally recognized group of insurance companies, providing personal and commercial insurance products and services, with the second-largest errors and omissions business in the United States. The Utica National companies sell their products through more than 2,500 independent insurance agents and employ more than 1,300 people countrywide. The Utica Mutual Insurance Company, the principal company of the Group, was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in New Hartford, New York, with 11 offices.