Coronavirus Emergency Act, Telework Instructions, Messaging and More

Posted on March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Emergency Act: Many states, cities and counties have enacted emergency legislation in recent weeks, but one of the most comprehensive laws is the District of Columbia’s. The Coronavirus Emergency Act, modeled after the DC legislation, has twenty provisions that address critical needs of residents, businesses and governments

Throw Grandma from the Train: Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick recently announced on Fox News that senior citizens should be “willing to take a chance on [their] survival” in order to restart the economy. To Patrick’s “credit,” he was one of the few Donald Trump allies who was honest enough to support the logical and inevitable result of Trump’s proposed policies. Read more in the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

State and Local Advocacy Responses to Covid-19: Thursday, March 26, 3:15-4 pm Eastern. Join the National Immigration Law Center and partners to discuss urgently-needed strategies at the state and local levels. In a pandemic, none of us can be healthy if any of us is denied access to testing and care. Register here.

State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus: This new resource from the Kaiser Family Foundation offers a great deal of data with state-by-state maps showing COVID cases, deaths, and policy actions.

Quick Steps to Prepare a Remote Work Policy for Your Local Government: The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has prepared instructions for local governments to develop and implement telework policies.

Community Schools Playbook: When schools come back into regular session, consider developing some into Community Schools to provide students with the tools they need to succeed by connecting their academic learning to social services and enrichment programs as explained in the Community Schools Playbook.