GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: July 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

  • New York City has been on two 'work streams' during pandemic, CIO says
    • The outbreak of COVID-19 in New York City split the duties of its information technology agency onto two tracks when the pandemic arrived in March, the city’s chief information officer said.
  • New York City has been on two 'work streams' during pandemic, CIO says
    • The outbreak of COVID-19 in New York City split the duties of its information technology agency onto two tracks when the pandemic arrived in March, the city’s chief information officer said.
    • The first, she said, was enabling the city’s 325,000-person payroll to work remotely, acquiring and outfitting “tens of thousands” of laptops, setting up accounts on virtual productivity platforms like Cisco’s WebEx conferencing software and implementing multi-factor authentication.
    • Designing and delivering those new services has been the other “work stream” for DoITT since March.
  • Gov. Kay Ivey: No change in Alabama's COVID-19 approach despite ongoing growth in cases
    • Gov. Kay Ivey announced that she would extend a "Safer At Home" order to July 31, without imposing any new restrictions amid a month-long rise in coronavirus cases in the state — a break from other states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona which are also experiencing increases in cases and have imposed new restrictions to combat them.
  • Baker Says Travelers To Massachusetts From Other Northeast States No Longer Need To Self-Quarantine
    • Gov. Charlie Baker announced changes to the state's travel advisory Wednesday, following a downward trend in coronavirus cases across the northeast:
    • Travelers to Massachusetts from the five other New England states, along with New York and New Jersey, will no longer have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arriving.
    • Travelers from other states should continue to observe that 14-day quarantine that we've been encouraging and advising since late March, and no one should travel to Massachusetts who's exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Analysis: A rising commotion in Texas’ scattershot response to the pandemic
    • Gov. Greg Abbott is trying to reinstate some of the coronavirus safety measures he put in place in late March and then mostly erased in May. He’s meeting a lot of resistance — a fair amount of it from the people in his GOP base.
  • Reopening New Mexico on hold as cases rise in every region of the state
    • The governor and top health officials gave a grim update about the coronavirus in the state, adding that there is real danger of moving backward like other states that have had to shut down businesses again because of a spike in cases. The next phase of reopening the state will be on hold for at least the next two weeks while officials work to review more data.
  • (Pennsylvania) Gov. Tom Wolf says going forward, local leaders will drive coronavirus response
    • Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday he expects local governments will determine when they need to take extra steps to respond to the coronavirus. The governor said in the future, he would be less inclined to issue statewide restrictions, opting to let local government leaders make the call on measures relating to COVID-19.
  • Nevada Gov. Sisolak Announces Outreach Plan, Creates Phone Lines To Report Non-compliant Businesses
    • Nevada Health Response announced additional outreach for the state's COVID-19 response. The state partnered with the Division of Industrial Relations in the Department of Business and Industry to create phone lines where the public can report non-compliant businesses. The phone lines are to report businesses not following safety guidelines established by the governor's office, such as wearing a mask or maintaining social distancing. The state will also increase unannounced business surveillance to make sure businesses are compliant.

Funding & Economic Impact

K-12 Education

  • Report: 1 in 4 of California Students Lack Internet Access
    • California is the second-worst state in the country when it comes to providing students with adequate Internet access to learn from home. The number of students in the state without broadband access to enable them to continue their education is much larger than previously thought, as a return to in-class learning remains uncertain amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
  • STATEMENT: FLORIDA STATE BUDGET DEFUNDS ONLINE LEARNING PROGRAMS, HURTING STUDENTS DURING PANDEMIC
    • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis approved the state budget for fiscal year FY21. In doing so, he vetoed $29.4 million in funding for a series of statewide online learning services that students and educators have increasingly relied on during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Health Care

  • Investors double down on health technology as funding reaches $9.1B in 2020
    • While the financial markets have taken a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, the health technology market continues to thrive.
  • COVID-19 has derailed health care for many Americans, causing countless deaths
    • Doctors are increasingly worried that the understanding of COVID-19’s impact has not focused enough on the pandemic’s reverberating effects — particularly from delayed and foregone care for non-COVID-19 conditions.
  • (Tennessee) Lee signs liability executive order for health care providers responding to COVID-19
    • Gov. Bill Lee signed an executive order that will limit liability for health care providers responding to COVID-19 in Tennessee
  • Contact tracing ramps up as COVID-19 cases spike in Louisiana
    • Contact tracing has been ramped up in the last couple of weeks in Louisiana as positive cases continue to trend upward. Tracers will call those who have tested positive to see who they have been in close contact with in an effort to stop community spread. Health officials tell WDSU they have been able to get a response from only 60% of the people they call to ask about their positive tests - many of them in fear of answering an unknown number, receiving a spam call or being asked to provide sensitive information.
  • New Mexico Contact Tracers Face Challenges As COVID-19 Cases Rise
    • New Mexico faces issues with contact tracing as thousands of people are getting tested in the state each day for COVID-19. From being assigned a ‘case investigator’ for those who test positive and establishing communication with those who might have come into contact with the positively-tested person in a timely manner are two examples of the first half of a case lifetime that raises challenges. Privacy and those less inclined to share personal information with the government are added obstacles in being able to accurately gather data as well.
  • Governor Announces COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Now Available To Wyoming Residents
    • A free mobile app designed to help with COVID-19 contact tracing will now be available in Wyoming. The Care19 Diary app keeps record of a person’s location for potential use in contact tracing if the user then tests positive for the coronavirus. The app only keeps track of location data, with users remaining otherwise anonymous, and histories can be deleted at any point.

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