Democratic Municipal Officials Digest
Week of 3/16/2020
Watch the livestream of the DMO Breakfast, featuring surprise guest speakers Congresswomen Robin Kelly & Marcia Fudge.
- Congratulations to Board Member and Somerset, MD Mayor Jeffrey Slavin, this March’s recipient of the President’s Susan Burgess Award.
- We’re releasing a longer Digest this week to provide you with a comprehensive suite of coronavirus response resources. Email Nils.Robbins@NationalDMO.org or call the hotline at 312-550-3078 with any questions.
Cities Respond to Coronavirus
- Statement on Congressional City Conference Coronavirus Exposure – Two NLC attendees so far have tested positive. Many cases are asymptomatic, so avoid contact with the public and get tested if possible.
- Ban large gatherings: San Francisco bans gatherings of 100 or more through April
- Provide social media updates: COVID-19 Facebook Update from Philadelphia Council Member Derek Green
- Pass Eviction Moratoriums: U.S. Cities And Counties Halt Evictions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
- Share health infographics: like Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson
- Provide meals to students during closures: Little Rock school districts to provide meals to students.
- Campaigning during coronavirus? Check out these webinars. Managing campaigns through coronavirus & NDTC Weekly Virtual Training
Business Partner Resources
- Walgreens resources during Coronavirus outbreak – Walgreens is waiving delivery fees for online purchases and eligible prescriptions.
- Comcast is taking steps to implement the following new policies for the next 60 days, including free Xfinity WiFi, pausing their data plan, and no late fees.
- Delta is extending ticket rebookings through the end of the year, and is largely waiving rebooking fees.
- DTE is pausing shutoff for non-payment.
- Enterprise Holdings is waiving car rental age restrictions.
- National Apartment Association has released guidelines for property managers.
- Postmates launched a relief fund for employees and implemented contactless delivery.
- QuickenLoans is donating money in Michigan.
- T-mobile is working to keep people connected with free data, and provide continuity of service for customers who cannot pay their bills.
Labor Partner Resources
- AFSCME’s COVID-19 Resource Page – Our workers are on the front lines, risking exposure with no financial ability to self-quarantine.
- Do the Teamsters working on behalf of your city have protective gear to wear?
- Confronting the Coronavirus – American Federation of Teachers
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