GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon
Published: March 27, 2020
GovWin's SLED Coronavirus Recon, produced by Deltek's SLED Market Research team, is designed to support awareness and understanding of the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by state, local, and educational (SLED) entities and the contractors that support them.
Word on the Street
(What our Analysts are hearing from government)
- The New Jersey Department of Transportation is reporting, with the current COVID-19 situation, they expect many of their RFP postings to be delayed a month or two.
- North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction is reporting that movement on some of their projects is hindered by the recent Coronavirus modifications to their normal business processes.
- Narrative Science Is Turning COVID-19 Data Into Free, Sharable Stories
- 5 maps show how states differ on protecting Americans against coronavirus
- (Georgia) One Governor’s Actions Highlight the Strengths — and Shortcomings — of State-Led Interventions
- (Virginia) Northam requests additional federal aid to fully mobilize Virginia National Guard
- Responses To Coronavirus Outbreak Vary Greatly In The American South
- This article examines the differing responses in southern states, specifically around social distancing policies vs. efforts to maintain an active economy. This varies across state lines and among elected officials within the states.
- Michigan Gov. Whitmer asks for disaster declaration from Trump, reiterates stay home order amid coronavirus outbreak
- Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a statement in which she requested a major disaster declaration from the President to assist with the state’s coronavirus response effort.
- Colorado’s governor says he is using data to guide the state’s response to the coronavirus. But the numbers are incomplete.
- Colorado Governor Jared Polis has announced that as part of the state’s response to COVID-19, researchers are developing a data-driven model to predict when the virus spread will peak, although there are challenges due to a lack of testing.
- What is computer modeling and how is it driving Arizona’s response to coronavirus?
- Arizona has taken an approach using computer modeling to determine when the number of cases will peak and when the most hospital beds will be needed.
- Alabama Gov. Refuses To Issue Shelter In Place Order: ‘We Are Not California’
- Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) said during a new conference on Thursday that she would not issue a shelter in place order that 21 other states have enacted to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
- Missouri governor mobilizes National Guard for virus fight
- As Election Security Concerns Rise, Paperless Voting Falls
- Mississippi Department of Revenue Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance, Extended Deadlines, Telework Nexus Forbearance
- The Mississippi Department of Revenue issued a notice containing updated information related to multiple extended filing deadlines and audit procedures.
- Coronavirus: eight tasks for procurement
- Harris Co. [Texas] extends disaster declaration, approves expedited emergency purchasing
- The commissioners also approved that county employees move forward with expedited payment options and the development of related processes and procedures so the county’s purchasing staff can make payments for purchases in advance. Under ordinary circumstances, state purchasing regulations require that government bodies pay for items after they have been received, in most instances.
- Pure Michigan Business Connect updates virtual, statewide matchmaking platform for critical COVID-19 response efforts
- The Pure Michigan Business Connect virtual procurement and donation assistance platform will give Michigan service providers and municipalities access to introductions with businesses within the state to source critical supplies needed to serve individual patients, staff, or members of the community impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
- (FLORIDA) COVID-19 Small Business Resources
- This page provides available resources for affected small businesses. If you are a vendor seeking to sell products or services to the state for COVID-19 emergency response, please email: email@example.com
Funding & Economic Impact
- COVID-19 Is Hitting Operations IT Spending Hard
- Sharp downturns in revenue leading to the reduction of long-term spending budgets
- So far the hardest-hit industries include higher education, consulting, advertising, healthcare providers, and manufacturing
- States Have Limited Options to Boost Short-Term Economic Growth
- Many Banks To Waive Mortgage Payments, Foreclosures For Californians Impacted By Coronavirus
- California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that nearly 200 banks and credit unions will provide 90-day waivers on mortgage payments for Californians impacted by COVID-19.
- With coronavirus, California’s economy is in uncharted territory
- This article highlights the impact of Coronavirus on California’s economy, namely less work, lower income, and financial uncertainty.
- COVID-19: When might we see a recovery? 3 possible scenarios
- This article show 3 scenarios that could play out as the US works toward economic recovery and stabilization.
- Coronavirus Outbreak Reinforces Need for Long-Term State Budgeting
- Even After COVID-19, Budget Problems Will Persist For Many States
- Minnesota Legislature passes $330 million COVID-19 aid bill
- COVID-19 will have a devastating effect on state, local government, and school district budgets
- Riggs Report: California opens the budget spigot to take on COVID-19
- California Department of Finance transferred $1.3 billion from the state’s emergency budget reserves to secure personal protective equipment and critical medical supplies, enhance the surge capacity of hospitals and medical facilities, and procure other necessary items.
- Finance officials signaled that lawmakers can forget any new spending outside of crisis efforts
- Coronavirus deals one-two financial punch to state budgets
- What Does the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Mean for Tech?
- An analysis of the various funding streams has identified various technology-related opportunities including $400 million in elections security. Here is a breakdown of some of the key funding streams that are either directly related to technology or may incorporate technology as an allowable expense:
- ELECTIONS SECURITY — $400 MILLION
- The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will provide grants to the States for the 2020 election cycle.
- DISTANCE LEARNING AND TELEMEDICINE (DLT), AND BROADBAND PROGRAM — $25 MILLION
- The DLT grant program supports rural communities’ access to telecommunications, audio and video equipment, as well as related advanced technologies for students, teachers and medical professionals.
- STATE AND LOCAL PREPAREDNESS GRANTS — $1.5 BILLION
- Designated funding from FEMA for state and local preparedness and response activities.
- Local Government Inaction Creates Turbulence for Nascent Drone-Related Industries
- Pandemic fallout: NCAA slashes distribution by $375 million
- Canceling March Madness because of the coronavirus pandemic will cost the NCAA about $375 million that it would have distributed to 350 schools across the nation. The schools are more concerned of the long run consequences they may face as NCAA funding may get them through the short run but given the amount of resources they are unable to use through facilities being closed it proves a good bit of lost revenue.
- Most Benefiting From Loan Payment Pause Are High-Income
- The article states: “Ninety percent of the highest-income households were paying down their loans, while only 30 percent of the lowest-income households were making payments and would have extra money from being excused from loan payments.” Many students with debt that are also in graduate school who are likely in loan deferment, but the 30 percent will still save on not accruing interest for the loan payment pause therefore, this conclusion could be painting a picture that is not accurate.
- Switch to Remote Learning Could Leave Students With Disabilities Behind
- Wake County schools plan to roll out food trucks, remote learning plans for students during COVID-19 pandemic (Wake County Public School System)
- The school system is using this time to work on its remote learning plan for online education.
- The school is putting its main focus on ensuring all student that receive food from school get it outside of the district – the school system is exploring doing this through food trucks
- The district will also be using school buses to deliver laptops and other education materials
- Michigan scrambles to salvage school year in wake of coronavirus (Michigan)
- Michigan schools will be meeting soon to determine if they will reopen in the spring or remain closed through the end of the school year
- Michigan educators are asking questions concerning funding for teacher pay and whether seniors will be able to graduate this year
- Teachers are currently being paid during the closure and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake stated educators will be paid if school extended teachers will be paid – but only for the allotted 180 days
- The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One (Duval County Public Schools)
- Duval County Schools focused on troubleshooting tech issues, the mobilization of meal programs, addressing the lack of technology equipment, and setting up online teacher training all of which had reasonable accommodations in three days’ time. However the district is still working to provide for the estimated 12 million who lack broadband Internet access at home.
- Coronavirus fallout hits education funding (Vermont)
- Vermont begins citing concerns of the future for education funding. The State expects “
- (Washington) In a COVID-19 hotspot, a physicians group deploys a free triage and telehealth tool
- Dallas County creating temporary hospital, calls in National Guard for medical help as novel coronavirus cases top 300
- Dallas County has been hit the hardest in the state of Texas and has created a temporary hospital and sought assistance from the National Guard to manage the crisis.
- Coronavirus Threatens Strained Rural Health Care System
- If you're hospitalized with COVID-19 and don't have insurance, you'll likely owe $73,000. One chart shows how broken the system is for the most vulnerable
- Health insurance providers activate emergency plans to help stop COVID-19
- To ensure that Americans have access to the prevention, testing, and treatment needed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus strain COVID-19
- Plans include waiving co-pays for testing related to COVID-19, removing cost-sharing for testing and telemedicine services, and fully covering any illness related to the coronavirus
- COVID-19 outbreak could drive up employers’ healthcare costs by 7%: analysis
- Depending on how far the virus spreads and how deadly the outbreak proves to be
- (Pennsylvania) Wolf launches critical medical supply procurement portal
- Governor Tom Wolf announced the creation of a new web portal that will expedite the procurement of critical medical supplies for Pennsylvania’s health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Portal is for manufacturers, distributors and other suppliers to inform us of supplies available for purchase and will allow us to more quickly and efficiently procure these supplies for hospitals and medical facilities across Pennsylvania.
- Coronavirus job losses hit these states the hardest, according to record unemployment claims
- This article show which states have been hit the hardest by unemployment due to Coronavirus.
- Prince George’s County Moves To Reduce Jail Population Because Of Coronavirus
- To reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus in the county jail, Prince George’s county has been releasing some of the jail population. The initiative is temporary and is a result of the current pandemic.
- (Pennsylvania) Reading Pa., First Responders Adapt to Coronavirus Protocol
- First responders are adapting to the new norm of social distancing and frequent disinfecting in the era of coronavirus. While their job requires them often to break social distancing protocols, they understand how important their rolls in the communities they serve are. As a result, steps are being taken to keep them healthy so that they may continue to respond to emergencies.
- Real ID deadline gets pushed back due to coronavirus
- The Department of Homeland Security is extending the READ ID deadline by one full year to October 1, 2021. States across the country have shut down or restricted access to their department of motor vehicle offices, which has prevented residents for applying for and receiving their new Real IDs.
- Ford to Restart Production at Key North American Plants
- After ceasing production, Ford plans to restart production at select plants in the United States as early as April 6. New safety measures will be in place to protect workers once production resumes.
- Automotive Fleet held a webinar on how fleet managers can best handle the COVID-19 virus entitled “Fleet Policies & Procedures to Minimize COVID-19 Contagion", please click here to view the recently recorded webinar.
- Biomanufacturing will bring rural America to the fore in national response to COVID-19
- Rural America will play an important role in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic with its production of medicine and therapeutics.
- (Michigan) Michigan leaders outline protections, assistance available for energy utility customers
- Utility companies across Michigan are enacting moratoriums on service disconnections and extending flexible payment plans for vulnerable customers and/or those whom lives have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This is a continuing trend across the United States.
- California saw dense housing near transit as its future. What now?
- As Californians grow accustomed to 6-foot social distancing, the coronavirus could have a chilling effect on the state's efforts to build more apartments near public transportation to solve its housing crisis.
- Airbnb to provide free or subsidized housing for 100,000 COVID-19 healthcare workers
- Airbnb will be working with the Red Cross, the International Rescue Committee, the International Medical Corps and other non-profit groups to help allocate space where it’s needed most