GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: May 05, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) PandemicRecon

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.

General

Funding & Economic Impact 

Higher Education

K-12 Education

  • COVID-19: Big Plans To Expand Preschool In California Put On Hold
    • The first new preschool slots and expanded child care are on hold until at least July, according to the California Department of Education. And it’s unclear whether there will be enough money in this year’s or next year’s budget for the next 20,000 preschool slots.
    • Newsom acknowledged his investments in child care and preschool may be derailed by the coronavirus.
  • (Connecticut) In-Person Classes at CT Public Schools Canceled for the Rest of the School Year
    • Gov. Ned Lamont has canceled in-person classes for public school students in kindergarten through grade 12 for the rest of the school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic with distance learning to continue for the remainder of the school year.
    • The state is still committed to providing meals to children through the school lunch and breakfast programs.

Health Care

Social Services 

  • (Florida) Gov. DeSantis orders investigation of troubled unemployment system
    • The system has routinely failed state audits going back to 2015 and the flood of people losing their jobs at businesses that were forced to shut down amid the novel coronavirus has exposed further flaws. Applicants have reported issues with the website crashing and being ruled ineligible for benefits.
  • (Michigan) Low-Income College Students Enrolled in Career/Tech Programs Eligible for Food Benefits
    • A new partnership between the Michigan departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) is allowing some low-income college students to receive food assistance benefits.
    • Under a new initiative, nearly 90,000 low-income college students in Michigan who are enrolled in career or technical education programs are eligible to receive food assistance benefits.

Justice/Public Safety

  • (Illinois) Judge Blocks Bid to Share COVID-19 Data with First Responders
    • A lawsuit filed by a group of 911 dispatchers at roughly a dozen suburban emergency departments in the state of Illinois was blocked by a Cook County Judge. The lawsuit was in regards to sharing the location of novel coronavirus patients.

Transportation

Public Utilities

Natural Resources/Environment