Accelerator for America Covid-19 Relief Toolkit

https://www.acceleratorforamerica.org/covid-19-relief-toolkit

Michael R. Bloomberg to Help City Leaders Respond to Coronavirus in the United States

Washington, D.C. – Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies, working with partners at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, launched a new program of support to help American mayors respond to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus epidemic.

As the virus continues to spread through communities around the world, with devastating impact on the wellbeing of residents and local economies, it has fallen to mayors to step up to direct the response. Michael R. Bloomberg announced today at the National League of Cities 2020 Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. the Coronavirus Local Response Initiative that will provide cities with virtual technical assistance, coaching, and accurate information urgently needed by the local leaders on the frontlines of the public health crisis. Bloomberg Philanthropies will work with partners to identify and document, in real time, the needs and lessons learned from cities like Seattle experiencing the outbreak that can be shared with other cities eager to get ahead of the virus’ spread.

“Mayors are on the front lines of the biggest challenges facing the country, including the Coronavirus crisis,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and three-term mayor of New York City. “But right now, there’s an enormous gap between the support the federal government is providing and the support local governments need. This new initiative — an unprecedented collaboration involving experts from Harvard and Johns Hopkins — will help fill the gap, and help local leaders work to prevent the spread of the virus and protect the social and economic well-being of communities.”

Relying on public health experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as well as additional researchers and clinicians from across Johns Hopkins University, the network will provide mayors with the most up-to-date information on the virus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and help them understand how to act on it quickly, efficiently, and reliably for the benefit of their citizens.

“At the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, our epidemiologists, virologists, policy experts, and specialists in preparedness are collaborating in efforts across all areas relevant to the coronavirus response. We are pleased to collaborate with the Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative to offer our expertise to help local communities offer evidence-based responses,” said Ellen J. MacKenzie, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership initiative will tailor its virtual programming for mayors, bringing in experts from Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, to focus on crisis leadership and crisis communications. Mayors will be able to connect with one another to share best practices and lessons learned from their recent experiences.

“Seattle and state and local governments across the country are on the front lines on this quickly evolving public health emergency. At an unprecedented time, Mike Bloomberg is stepping forward with concrete and practical ways for us learn from the best civic and health experts, share information in real time, and zero in on what works to protect our residents and businesses,” said Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. “This effort will help communities across the country pull through this difficult time.”

Interested mayors and city leaders should email coronavirusresponse@bloomberg.org to apply.

Michael Bloomberg is building on his experience as a crisis manager who has prioritized public health throughout his tenure as mayor of New York City and in his global philanthropic efforts. As mayor, he implemented ambitious public health programs, increasing New Yorkers’ life expectancy by three years – 2.2 years longer than the national average over that time span. In 2006, he unveiled a Pandemic Influenza Plan, which included disease monitoring, building laboratory capacity, delivering vaccines and medicines, and preparing hospitals, mental health providers and city communications for a disease outbreak. He led the city through the constant threat of bioterrorism attacks, the swine flu outbreak in 2009, and the West Nile virus in 2012. While Mike was mayor, the city’s syndromic surveillance system monitored 60,000 health events every day, from ER visits to foodborne illnesses to potential terrorist attacks.

As a philanthropist, Mike’s investments in public health total $2.5 billion. In 2016, Mike and Johns Hopkins University launched the Bloomberg American Health Initiative to tackle declining life expectancy in the U.S., in 2017, started the Partnership for Healthy Cities, a global network of cities committed to confronting noncommunicable diseases and injuries, and in 2018 became the WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases.

Now, by providing cities the tools to understand, respond and manage a dynamic public health crisis, they will be better prepared to play their part in managing the spread of Coronavirus in the United States and protecting their residents.

Read the full article at https://www.bloomberg.org/press/releases/michael-r-bloomberg-to-help-city-leaders-respond-to-coronavirus-in-the-united-states/

Countable's non-partisan Coronavirus Info Center

https://www.countable.us/profiles/countable-s-coronavirus-info-center

NLC's Coronavirus Response Resources

https://www.nlc.org/program-initiative/coronavirus-response-resources-for-local-leaders

New Coronovirus Relief Law Enacted—Requirements for Employers

The President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) on Wednesday March 18, 2020, . The new law imposes new Family and Medical Leave Act and paid sick leave requirements on many employers. These new provisions go into effect on April 2, 2020 and will expire on December 31, 2020
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nrivaxymcp91w3o/COVID%2019%20Client%20Alert%20%20SRLRB%203-20-2020.pdf?dl=0

Ironworkers - Critical Infrastructure jobs and how to protect essential workers

This link highlights the critical Infrastructure jobs and how to protect those essential workers at the job site

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w5vcuz7mvau3j76/Construction%20Jobs%20-%20Worksite%20Safety%20COVID19%20Essential.pdf?dl=0

CFPB-Protect yourself financially from the impact of the coronavirus

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/protect-yourself-financially-from-impact-of-coronavirus/

SBA-Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Model practices: Concord, CA Instructions for Teleconference Council Meeting

This link provide instructions that the City of Concord is following for a teleconference council meeting.

https://stream.ci.concord.ca.us/OnBaseAgendaOnline/Meetings/ViewMeeting?id=493&doctype=1

Sample Community Relief Fund - Forsyth County

https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/COVID19Forsyth

What Cities Are Doing to Stall Evictions and Foreclosures

NLC - Childcare, Critical Personnel & Coronavirus

Lexipol Resource Center

https://coronavirus.lexipol.com/

Coronavirus State by State Resource Kit

https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1Rcan4C_e6OBFBI5bUn7MtYK74Ab-WarxyJmDvZUI_YA/mobilebasic

Stateside - State by State Information

https://www.stateside.com/sites/default/files/2020-03/Covid-19%20Overview_31820_545p_public.pdf

Seattle offers $800 supermarket vouchers to families in need during coronavirus crisis

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/17/us/seattle-vouchers-coronavirus-trnd/

Project N95 -- Submit requests for PPE here

https://www.projectn95.com/

Government Partner Contact Form: https://airtable.com/shr7zqoKoeduXgskJ

NYT County Level COVID-19 Case Tracker

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html?referringSource=articleShare

Local Progress Coronavirus Resource Page

Havard's Public Sector Resources

https://medium.com/covid-19-public-sector-resources

Columbia City Council approves $6 million COVID-19 Emergency Economic Stimulus Package

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Gordian

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Gordian is committed to aiding your COVID-19 response efforts, including helping you complete construction projects funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Gordian’s unique combination of construction cost data, robust software and industry expertise have been used extensively for FEMA-funded emergency response, and FEMA relies on Gordian’s data and technology to determine grant funding.

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How to Protect the 2020 Vote from the Coronavirus

https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/policy-solutions/how-protect-2020-vote-coronavirus