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The State of Coronavirus in America

Public Square

April 3, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

The way the virus has hit states and regions of the country differs greatly. The State of Coronavirus in America looks at divergent health impacts, including varying acceleration and hotspots.

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Municipal Water System Staffing Needs Resource Center

April 2, 2020

City officials across Georgia are continuing to provide critical services to residents and businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In a state where 75% of cities have a population of less than 5000, that often means cities are operating with a limited number of staff. Water is one of the most basic and essential public services, yet small cities that provide water service often have a limited number of water department employees. In Georgia, there are 286 cities with a population below 5,000 that provide their own water distribution, water supply, and water treatment.

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Happy Census Day from the Governor’s Complete Count Committee

April 1, 2020

Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget

This year’s Census Day is one for the record books. For the first time ever, Georgia is completing the majority of our self-responses to the Census online.

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National Census Day at National League of Cities

National Census Day at National League of Cities

April 1, 2020

National League of Cities (NLC)

It’s Census Day! The National League of Cities is excited to support municipal leaders with information and tools to best implement Get–Out–The Count (GOTC) plans.

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2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

March 30, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations, but local officials can continue to provide information and encourage communities to complete their census questionnaires now.

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U.S. Census Bureau Suspends Field Operations until April 15

March 30, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

To help slow the spread of coronavirus, census field operations are suspended until April 15, 2020. The public is strongly encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census online using a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, and can also respond by phone or mail.

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GMA Provides Update on CARES Act

March 27, 2020

On March 27, the U.S. House is expected to approve the approve the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, intended to bring financial relief to Americans and businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

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Live Video Streaming Tips and Best Practices for Cities

CitySmart by Sophicity

March 25, 2020

Victoria Boyko, Software Development Consultant

One great benefit of the online video explosion is the ability to easily stream videos live. As a city, you’ve probably already tried live streaming or want to explore this content option more. If so, we’ve got a few tips and best practices to keep in mind as you get those video cameras recording.

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Teleworking: Maximize Productivity for Business Continuity

March 19, 2020

This half-hour recorded webinar provides information on how local governments can maximize work continuity with employees working remotely.

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How to Track 2020 Census Self-Response Rates

March 17, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau launched a new online map as part of its 2020 Census Response Rate Challenge. Users will be able to track their community’s progress in responding to the 2020 Census.

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Coronavirus Resources for Municipal Leaders

March 12, 2020

Georgia's cities are on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. With more cases occurring across the state on a daily basis, it’s important for local leaders to know where to find timely, accurate information. 

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2020 Census Mailings

March 10, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

Although April 1 is officially designated as Census Day, 95 percent or about 143 million households in the country will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their mailboxes between March 12 and 20.

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Nominations Now Open for 2020 Renaissance and Starr Awards

March 10, 2020

The Georgia Cities Foundation (GCF) is presently soliciting nominations for its 2020 Renaissance and Starr Awards.

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Hope for the Future: Connecting with the Next Generation of Leaders

Leadership Focus

March 9, 2020

Deke Copenhaver

Whether it be addressing toxic global political polarization or a win at all costs mindset held by some, this generation is not only ready for positive change but also willing to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty and initiate it.

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Who Counts on Your Census Form?

Who Counts on Your Census Form?

March 5, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau

The 2020 Census is just around the corner. Do you know who to count when you respond? Sharpen your census skills with this quiz.

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