May 18, 2020 | View as webpage
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In Top News this week, local governments are pressed to launch contact tracing efforts while forging ahead around local reopening policies and state requirements related to COVID-19. But you are also figuring out how City Hall itself is going to continue operations during the transition. Megan Wells offers six things local governments should consider when fusing together remote work plans, digital solutions and the most effective service delivery.

Each day there is news that seemingly changes everything. As you recalibrate and go forward, we balance the latest news with resources like where to get free online contact tracing training and share fiscal and operational advice from experts.

Andrea Fox, Editor
Local health agencies struggle to ramp up contact tracing initiatives
Public health experts have said one contact tracer is needed for every 1,000 to 3,000 residents in the U.S., or between 100,000 and 300,000 nationally
U.S. Conference of Mayors launches COVID-19 fiscal pain tracker
Beach communities implement new rules to curb COVID-19 spread under the sun
Miami-Dade County overhauls hurricane shelter plans to reduce COVID-19 risk
Blocked CDC docs stress need for local plans to control virus flareups
How the $3 trillion-plus HEROES Act would help local communities
Bridging the Generational Divide [Whitepaper]
Public safety veteran Rex M. Scism identifies the unique qualities that accompany each generation in the workplace and how they compare.
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Webinar: Managing Probation and Parole, Engaging With Vulnerable Citizens via Smartphone Check-Ins
Join this free webinar on Thursday, May 21 at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST with AWS and Acivilate to learn how an app can make oversight from a distance during the COVID-19 pandemic easier.
Learn more and register
What local governments should consider about working from home, post COVID-19
In the wake of widespread social distancing orders, many critical government tasks were transitioned online, but should this continue as restrictions are lifted?
ICMA: Fiscal and organizational strategies for pandemic recovery
A free webinar from the International City/County Management Association discusses various strategies for fiscal resilience, both during the pandemic and beyond
5 key takeaways on state preemption trends during COVID-19
Mayors and local government professionals joined together to discuss increased state preemption during the coronavirus pandemic, revealing opportunities to improve home rule
Survey: How Do You Stay Connected on the Job During COVID-19?
Are your critical data and communications holding up to the current challenge? Take this 5-minute survey for your chance to win 1 of 5 $100 Visa gift cards.
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Online & Phone Support at Cigna's COVID-19 Resource Center
Cigna has created both an online support page and a free phone support line for people to find the help they need during the COVID-19 crisis. For free phone support, please call 855-287-8400.
Visit the COVID-19 Resource Center
Free online training for contact tracers launched by Johns Hopkins
The course will be used to train thousands of contact tracers being hired by the state of New York
FEMA releases Exercise Starter Kit to help agencies conduct COVID-19 transition workshops
The kit helps agencies navigate the complexities of returning to full operations and prepare for other significant events during the pandemic
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