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2020 Summer Meeting

The meeting will be held online this year in accordance with public health guidelines. Gov. Hogan will discuss lessons from his yearlong Chair’s Initiative, Infrastructure: Foundation for Success, which has spotlighted best practices to advance the repair, enhancement and modernization of infrastructure through innovative fixes to bottlenecks, creative partnerships with private investors, streamlined project review, smarter technologies and improved cyber-defenses. Gov. Cuomo will outline his own priorities and NGA Chair’s Initiative.
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August 5, 2020 from 2:30-3:30pm ET
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Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Current information on the status of COVID-19 in the United States and abroad, what actions states/territories have taken to address it, and the latest efforts by the federal government.

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  • Preparing for the COVID-19 Vaccine and Considerations for Mass Distribution
    (View/Download) Background The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented public health challenges and spurred a global race to develop and distribute one or more viable vaccines. The challenge of vaccine development is matched by the challenge of vaccine distribution; once discovered and produced, it must be delivered and dispensed to […]
  • School Nutrition and Meals Programs During K-12 School Reopening
    (View/Download) Introduction Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding economic decline, the number of Americans experiencing food insecurity has skyrocketed in the United States. According to surveys administered by the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution in Spring 2020, approximately one in five parents living with children have experienced food insecurity due […]
  • Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19
    Businesses across the country are closed in response to the spread of COVID-19. Unemployment assistance has typically been available only to “traditionally-employed” workers, and for statedetermined timeframes with stipulations requiring that they actively look for work. Given the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the White House, […]
  • Strategies to Address the Need for Personal Protective Equipment as States Gradually Reopen
    (View/Download) Overview As states and territories gradually reopen their economies and relax social distancing rules meant to slow transmission of COVID-19, there remains widespread demand for personal protective equipment (PPE), including respirators (e.g., N95 respirators), masks, face shields, goggles, gowns and gloves. Additionally, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, as […]
  • Understanding & Supporting the On-Demand Workforce
    (View/Download) Background As governors and state officials lead response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the unique challenges facing on-demand workers have risen to the forefront. On-demand work is central to the crisis response due to social distancing measures. However, these on-demand workers are among those most likely to be severely affected both by […]

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2019-2020 NGA CHAIR’S INITIATIVE

Financing For The Future: Leveraging Private Sector Investments
This virtual infrastructure stakeholder focused on leveraging private sector investments, and how governors can help ensure that their states have access to the full range of infrastructure financing options.
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