Category: COVID-19 Administrative & Legal

Rewind: Local Government Strategic Planning During COVID-19

We recently aired a webinar co-hosted by our partner, ClearPoint Strategy, featuring the City of Edmond, Oklahoma. Natalie Evans, Management Analyst for the City, led a discussion about how government organizations can approach strategic planning during the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for the full recording, or check out this summary for a quick overview and main discussion … Continued

U.S. Digital Response: A Resource for Local Government

As the COVID-19 crisis impacts every aspect of society, cities across the country feel the strain on their existing technology. Teams are spinning up new systems, websites, and tools to help their workforces and neighbors navigate this crisis, with limited resources, staff, and support. If we can help, we will U.S. Digital Response is a … Continued

COVID-19 Furlough Information for Employees & Public

The decision to furlough employees is extremely difficult, and one that many local governments are considering and pursuing during COVID-19. An ELGL member provided the public and employee communications used by the local government as templates for other organizations looking for ways to communicate this difficult information. Sample furlough press release template Sample resources summary … Continued

Sample Administrative Guideline on Absences or Shutdown Related to COVID-19

H/T to the City of Temecula, CA for sharing this policy for ELGL members to review and replicate: Team Temecula, Attached please find the revised Administrative Guideline addressing Absences or Government Shutdown Related to COVID-19. Specifically, Section 7 on Government Shutdown was updated. Notable changes include the following: Paid Administrative Leave for all authorized employees, … Continued

Podcast: Policy and Management Response to COVID-19 with Blaine Williams, Athens-Clarke County, GA

Blaine Williams Manager Athens-Clarke County, Georgia LinkedIn | Bio From economic resiliency to teleworking. Blaine Williams, the Manager of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, joined the podcast to talk about how his organization has been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. He discussed preparation, issuing a stay at home order, and coordinating with the State of Georgia. He also talked … Continued

Rewind: Water Systems & COVID-19 Webinar

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, George Hawkins and Andy Kricun joined ELGL for a webinar on water systems and COVID-19. Watch the video below, and also below please find follow-up materials from George and Andy’s presentation.  Read George and Andy’s blog post titled “Coronavirus & Water: Immediate Action Required to Improve Resiliency Now & in … Continued

COVID-19: Water & Wastewater Operations Call with UNC SOG

UNC School of Government Zoom Call on Water/Wastewater Utilities Operations During COVID-19 When:             Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:00am Cost:               FREE Details:            Local government utilities are facing difficult decisions about how to maintain operations and ensure financial sustainability, while providing essential services to the public and limiting personal interactions during the COVID-19 outbreak. … Continued

COVID-19: What Are Our Local Government Powers During a Civic Emergency?

This information is included on ELGL’s crowdsourced local government resources page for COVID-19/Coronavirus information. Submitted by ELGL member Julie Tappendorf. While providing an overview of emergency powers for Illinois local governments, this blog post reminds local governments to review emergency operations plans, and offers important drafting tips for emergency declarations.

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