This is the first edition of EfficientGov’s new bi-weekly Coronavirus (COVID-19) Briefing. EfficientGov has launched this resource to bring you timely and actionable information to help you and your community navigate this national emergency.
Inside this issue, you will find:
- Communication strategy: A strategic communication and crisis response leader shares how agencies can use social media channels to spread awareness, create community and provide factual, reassuring information.
- Resiliency: A former paramedic, law enforcement trainer and resilience expert explains how stress affects first responders and provides strategies for building resilience during the long haul of this pandemic.
One more thing: Forward this newsletter to local government personnel and public safety leaders making key COVID-19 decisions who can subscribe here.
Communicating through COVID-19: 6 tips for public safety social media outreach
Communications from public safety agencies can be a source of reassurance during this perilous time
Bill would make COVID-19 a presumed line-of-duty injury, ensure benefits
The legislation would make first responders who become disabled or die from COVID-19 eligible for compensation under the Public Safety Officer Benefit program
Local government COVID-19 resources from associations and organizations
Industry association websites, webinars and resources offer training, procedures and advocacy for elected officials and municipal employees
Johns Hopkins launches live US pandemic map, detailed county reports
The university, which has been tracking COVID-19 cases worldwide since January, is now publishing data on bed capacity and health insurance for each county
Free COVID-19 Policies, Courses and Training Tools for Individuals and Agencies.
TRAINING & POLICY RESOURCES
First responders, stress management and coronavirus
In this webinar, Mike Taigman explains how stress affects first responders and provides strategies you can use to manage it during the current pandemic
Response and recovery grants for public safety
We’ve compiled a list of available funding resources related to COVID-19 to aid first responders and local government professionals