GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: June 02, 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

  • (Washington) WSU continues on path to long-term fiscal health amid COVID-19 uncertainty
    • Large public university systems like WSU receive a majority of their revenue from students enrolling in educational programs. Therefore, the university is looking at ways to meet the needs of future students by investing in programs that suit their interests and equip them with the skills necessary to succeed as part of the modern workforce.
    • Among these efforts is the implementation of a model for professional programs that incentivizes enrollment growth and revenue sharing, which is in progress. WSU is also looking at ways to reduce its dependence on tuition revenues while simultaneously plotting to grow enrollment and reach students who traditionally don’t consider four-year universities a possibility.
  • College Presidents to Attend White House Meeting
    • Topics of discussion included the need to be able to do more testing and colleges' request for liability protection from coronavirus-related lawsuits.

K-12 Education

  • Prepping to reopen, California schools desperate for guidance, money
    • In Modesto, school officials have signaled that transportation under the age of social distancing would most likely mean school buses limited to 14 students, making it impossible to serve all students reliant on busing under normal times.
    • Berkeley is planning with the assumption that distance learning “will form the core of our educational programs for all students, at all grades.”
    • And in Los Angeles, guidance from the county’s education office envisions schools with one-way hallways, and class sizes limited to 16 students spaced six feet apart. Hand washing breaks would be squeezed in between lessons. No large gatherings, no assemblies.
  • What will the fall look like for Vermont’s K-12 schools?
    • Administrators say they’re exploring a roster of options that fall into one of three categories: remote learning, in-person instruction, or some hybrid model, which could see students in school on alternating days or younger children at school while older students remain at home.
  • Iowa receives $26.2 million in emergency education relief to expand broadband access
    • Iowa’s grant is part of the nearly $3 billion Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund authorized by the CARES Act which allows governors to determine how to best meet the needs of students in public and non-public schools, postsecondary institutions, and other education-related organizations.
    • Better enabling remote learning for K-12 and postsecondary students is the goal of Iowa’s GEER application. It focuses on providing and expanding broadband access and improving access to technology in other ways. That could include providing Wi-Fi hotspots and devices. Funding also may be used to offer professional development related to remote learning to educators in school districts and non-public schools as well as in public and private colleges and universities.

Health Care

  • McKinsey: Up to $250B of US health spending could become virtual
    • A recent report analyzing claims data identified virtual care use cases estimates that could comprise roughly 20% of all Medicare, Medicaid and commercial spend across outpatient, office and home health.
  • (California) Bay Area’s wealthiest hospitals get biggest coronavirus grants
    • Stanford Health Care received more than $102.4 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • (Nevada) State will expand COVID-19 testing, contact tracing
    • The plan will provide for expanded lab capacity for testing and analysis
    • The state will obtain an off-the-shelf system developed by Salesforce that will be customized for Nevada by Deloitte; The state will hite and train 250 contact tracers through Deloitte
  • HHS Awards $300,000 To North Dakota To Combat COVID-19
    • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $300,000 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians to prepare, prevent, and respond to COVID-19 in rural tribal communities in North Dakota.
  • Utah Medicaid Will Now Cover COVID-19 Testing For Uninsured
    • Utah’s Medicaid program will now cover COVID-19 testing, including serology testing, for those without insurance. The funds come from federal appropriations separate from the CARES Act, and Utah received federal approval to offer the program. Anyone without insurance who meets Utah residency and citizenship requirements is eligible regardless of income.

Justice/Public Safety

Transportation

Public Utilities