GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon
Published: June 26, 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.
- (Illinois) As state enters Phase 4 Friday, Pritzker ‘not afraid’ to move backward if COVID-19 cases surge
- Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a new tool to track county-by-county progress in the fight against the novel coronavirus Thursday, but as the state readied to enter the next phase of reopening, he also warned that he would not hesitate to move certain regions backward if progress subsides.
- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Extends COVID-19 Emergency Order With Limited Changes
- Gov. Kim Reynolds has extended Iowa's public health emergency proclamation for another 30 days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The proclamation continues the suspension of many regulations, such as expiration dates for professional licensing, and keeps in place 6-foot social distancing requirements for businesses and organizations that are hubs for gatherings and activities.
Funding & Economic Impact
- Cities across New York face 'temporary' state aid cuts
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget office is temporarily withholding 20% of a state aid payment owed to several cities in New York, citing the COVID-19 pandemic-related revenue shortfall and budget deficit plaguing state government.
- Georgia lawmakers say they'll avoid worst cuts in budget
- Georgia lawmakers say that they've scraped up enough money to prevent state agencies from sending employees home for unpaid furlough days in the coming year, and say K-12 school districts should be able to spend savings to avoid teacher furloughs.
- (Minnesota) $853 million in relief funds coming to local government and food security
- Gov. Walz and Lt. Gov. Flanagan announced Thursday that $841 million will be distributed to Minnesota counties, cities, and towns. $12 million will be allocated toward food shelves and food banks to help combat hunger across the state. The funding was authorized under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
- North Dakota approved $400 million in Federal Aid
- North Dakota’s Budget Section committee approved more than $400 million of federal COVID-19 response aid on Thursday. Many agencies are using their funds to install contactless technology and improve telework hours.
- (Indiana) Hiring Hoosiers: COVID-19 impacting higher education equity gaps
- An organization is working help Black communities that are disproportionately affected by systematic racism and inequities in education. Complete College America works with lawmakers and universities to institute policy changes to allow for more students to finish college.
- How COVID-19 has made some colleges question the academic calendar
- With millions of Americans unemployed or reluctant to travel or socialize because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and even though most courses will be online, summer registrations at colleges nationwide appear to be booming. The pandemic is constantly being said it’s a “wake-up call” to the rest of higher education that schools should stop shutting down in the summer.
- Secretary DeVos Issues Rule to Ensure CARES Act Funding Serves All Students
- Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued a rule that would help to ensure all students whose learning was impacted by COVID-19 are served equitably by emergency funding authorized by the CARES Act, no matter where they attend school. The Interim Final Rule (IFR), which becomes effective immediately, outlines how local education agencies (LEAs) must calculate the emergency funds available for providing equitable services to students and teachers in private schools.
- Reopen Connecticut: State plans for full-time, in-school education in the fall
- Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona said that while Connecticut has determined reopening schools for in-person instruction can be achieved based upon the state's successful COVID-19 containment efforts, the model will be supported with more intensive mitigation strategies and specific monitoring, containment, and class cancellation plans.
- In addition to the framework, the Department of Education plans to release a more detailed guidance document next week that will provide more comprehensive information for school districts.
- Iowa Department of Education doesn't recommend masks, illness screenings for K-12 schools
- In guidance released the Iowa Department of Education said they're not recommending face coverings for all students and staff.
- The guidance said masks should be allowed to be worn though if a student or staff member chooses. It encouraged schools to teach and reinforce stigma prevention for those that voluntarily wear masks. It will be up to the individual districts to decide.
- K-12 Schools In Wisconsin Face Host Of Challenges As They Plan For Fall
- The school leaders told lawmakers that when they surveyed families about the upcoming school year, most parents say they want their kids to return to the classroom.
- The guidelines introduced by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction include models for hybrid learning that would allow students to be more socially distanced in classrooms. For example, under one scenario, half of students would attend school Monday and Tuesday, and the other half Thursday and Friday. When not in the classroom, students would do online school.
- California shares coronavirus modeling tool online for researchers and residents alike
- The public health department’s COVID Assessment Tool allows researchers and residents alike to access short-term forecasts, future outlooks and different scenarios statewide and for 33 of California’s 58 counties.
- Missouri to resume food stamp work requirements
- In July, the Department of Social Services (DSS) will notify Missourians who have a work requirement to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) – a cash grant – and/or Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits that those work requirements will resume in August.
- (North Carolina) NCDHHS Releases Improved Online Applications for Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Services
- The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) released improved online applications for Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) that will help both North Carolina families and county Departments of Social Services (DSS) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- California Jobless Claims Rise 287,000 As Depressed Economy Shows Coronavirus Damage
- The number of laid-off workers seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dipped only slightly last week but ticked up in California. And the economy shrank in the first three months of the year. It’s evidence of the ongoing economic damage being inflicted by the viral pandemic.
- Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on The Public Safety LTE & 5G Market Tracking Report Analysis 2020-2026
- SNS Telecom & IT estimates that annual investments in public safety LTE/5G-ready infrastructure will surpass $2 Billion by the end of 2020, predominantly driven by new build-outs and the expansion of existing dedicated and hybrid commercial-private networks in a variety of licensed bands across 420/450 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 1.4 GHz and higher frequencies, in addition to secure MVNO networks for critical communications. Complemented by a rapidly expanding ecosystem of public safety-grade LTE/5G devices, the market will further grow at a CAGR of approximately 10% between 2020 and 2023, eventually accounting for more than $3 Billion by the end of 2023.
- Luminator, Grignard partner to deliver air treatment solution for public transit systems amid pandemic
- Luminator Technology Group (Luminator) and Grignard Company have partnered to provide new safety offerings for public transit amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
- (California) SacRT will deny rail, bus service to riders refusing to wear masks starting next week
- Sacramento Regional Transit plans to enforce California's statewide mask order on its buses, bus stops, light-rail trains and stations starting next week, in an effort to limit spread of the coronavirus.
- Fleet on the Rebound
- Automotive Fleet magazine provides insight into the status of fleet during and post COVID-19.
- Battery makers face looming shortages of high-quality lithium
- Battery makers are facing a shortage of lithium, and ongoing financial problems in markets suppressed by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to industry insiders at an Atlantic Council panel on Wednesday.