GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon
Published: July 02, 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Maryland cuts $413M in state spending but delays pay cuts for workers
- As Maryland grapples with the economic fallout from the pandemic, the Board of Public Works cut $413 million out of the state’s budget — one of the biggest single-day revisions in state history. It was the first in what leaders promised to be “painful” actions in the months to come.
- New York) Gov. Cuomo to create COVID-19 restriction enforcement department
- New York State is creating an enforcement department to ensure residents are adhering to COVID-19 guidance and restrictions.
- As cases rise, Inslee adds requirements for businesses and prepares changes to Washington’s coronavirus reopening plan
- The restrictions, known as the “Safe Start” plan, adds requirements for employers to follow the directives of public-health authorities battling the pandemic.
- (Florida) 4 takeaways from Ron DeSantis’ $92 billion budget
- The Governor cut $135 million in education spending among other items.
- LOUISIANA BUDGET INCLUDES COVID-19 RELIEF, CUTS COLLEGE FUNDING, FREEZES STATE PAY RAISES
- Lawmakers agreed on a $34 billion state budget that provides hundreds of millions for businesses hurt by the COVID-19 shutdown but freezes $60 million in pay raises for state employees and cuts funding for colleges that are also struggling financially.
- (Michigan) Whitmer signs off on $880 million in coronavirus spending, delaying July 1 budget deadline
- Michigan will direct $880 million worth of federal funding to coronavirus response initiatives like directing funds to reducing child care costs, distance learning for K-12 students and hazard pay for frontline workers.
- (Michigan) Gov. Whitmer signs bill for supplemental funding to support COVID-19 response
- Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill 690, which appropriates nearly $880 million in federal funding to support various COVID-19 response actions across the state.
- Maryland directs a new $100M in COVID-19 aid to small businesses and nonprofits
- The state is allocating federal funding to help more applicants get funding via a state small business program, and creating a new initiative focused on nonprofits.
- Louisiana lawmakers agree on $34 billion state budget that provides COVID-19 aid for business, cuts college funding
- Lawmakers agreed on a $34 billion state budget that provides hundreds of millions for businesses hurt by the COVID-19 shutdown but freezes $60 million in pay raises for state employees and cuts funding for colleges that also are struggling financially.
- New Hampshire Announces Additional Funds for Individuals, Health Care Facilities Amid Pandemic
- Governor Chris Sununu said the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures will end Tuesday but for individuals and families struggling to pay their rent, New Hampshire has authorized $35 million from CARES Act funding to assist.
- (New Mexico) Governor signs revised budget, revives full Opportunity Scholarship funding
- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the fiscal year 2021 revised budget after an unprecedented special session convened to try and blunt the worst effects of the coronavirus pandemic and spiraling revenue from curtailed oil production in the Permian Basin.
- (New Jersey) Governor Signs Bare Bones State Spending Plan into Law for Extended Fiscal Year to Help Weather Continued Fallout from COVID-19
- Governor Phil Murphy signed a three-month spending plan into law that includes a series of deep cuts and spending deferrals to help the state meet its most basic obligations through the extended fiscal year (FY 2020), which ends September 30.
- (Florida) Orange Co. announces eviction moratorium extended, next application date for CARES funding, COVID stats, and more
- Orange County Florida announced several initiatives to contend with fallout from the pandemic:
- The testing facility at the Orange County Convention Center tests more people than anywhere else in the state.
- The moratorium of evictions and foreclosures has been extended to August 1, 2020, which protects certain renters and borrowers.
- COVID-19 has wrecked Illinois state finances. How bad will it get?
- The state of Illinois, like most states, began a new fiscal year on Wednesday and the person in charge of managing the state’s bank accounts said she fears it could be one of the most difficult years in modern memory.
- Maryland Board OKs More Than $400M in State Budget Cuts
- A Maryland panel approved about $413 million in state budget cuts Wednesday as part of a long-term effort to adjust to the huge financial impact the coronavirus has had on the state’s economy.
- (Delaware) No job cuts or new taxes in State’s 2021 budget
- Calling it a highly-important piece of legislation, Gov. John Carney signed into law Delaware’s $4.5 billion operating budget for the 2021 fiscal year. Representing 2.1 percent growth, the budget includes $54 million in grants-in-aid and $708 million in the Bond & Capital Improvements Act.
- Connecticut Facing $444.7M Deficit
- Comptroller Kevin Lembo projects the 2020 Fiscal Year deficit of $444.7 million.
- 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.
- 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.
- (Minnesota) Senator Klobuchar seeks funding to help the hungry
- US Senator Amy Klobuchar says Minnesota will soon face a hunger crisis, so she's seeking for more federal funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
- Newsom Launches ‘Homekey’ in COVID-19 Response to Protect Homeless Californians
- Governor Gavin Newsom visited a Project Roomkey motel in Northern California Tuesday to launch Homekey, the next phase in the state’s effort to protect vulnerable homeless Californians from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- COVID-19 impact contributes to significant decreases in LMR licensing activity
- Hampered in part by economic slowdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, land-mobile-radio (LMR) licensing activity in both the public-safety and business-industrial sectors this year is on pace to set all-time low marks, according to data in the FCC’s online Universal Licensing System (ULS) database.
- NAFA 2020 I&E Conference Transitions to Virtual Format
- NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) announced its 2020 Institute & Expo will be delivered as a premium interactive virtual experience, presented online from September 14 - 17, 2020.
- (Colorado) Denver RTD’s latest financial projections better than predicted, but volatility likely to continue
- Financial predictions for the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) now appear to be more positive than previously thought, according to a forecast shared with the agency’s board of directors by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business (Leeds).
- (Nebraska) Douglas County allocates $4 million for utilities assistance as OPPD, MUD resume shut-offs
- The two public utility companies in Omaha plan to resume disconnecting people’s service for falling too far behind on their bills, but a Douglas County Board action Tuesday will help some people keep their lights, gas and water on as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
- (Florida) COVID-19: As customers fall behind and cutoffs loom, agencies flooded with calls for utility aid
- In the coming weeks, customers will deal with a patchwork of policies from public and private utility providers.