Tag: COVID-19

Basic Services, Public Transport

FTA awards $2.2B for frontline transportation workers

March 9, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently awarded $2.2 billion to 35 recipients in 18 states to help public transportation agencies pay for day-to-day operations as they continue to provide essential service for frontline workers. Funding is through the American Rescue […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

EU invests in recycling schemes

February 22, 2022

Via: Waste Management World

The European Commission announced an investment of over €110 million into LIFE programme integrated projects for environmental and climate protection, selected after a call for proposals covering the year 2020. The funding will support new major environmental and climate projects […]

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

WHO: COVID-19 Waste Places Strain on Medical Waste Management System

February 3, 2022

Via: Waste360

In at least 47 of the world’s least-developed countries, half of health care clinics lack basic water services. With the absence of adequate environmental services and sanitation, the impact of health care waste during the pandemic has been devastating, according […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

The three key components of preparing enterprise networks for the hybrid workforce (Reader Forum)

January 7, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

As enterprise IT leaders plan for 2022, the hybrid model blending remote and in-office work is likely to be the new normal. According to research from IDC, more than half of workers are planning to continue to work remotely or […]

Electric Utility, Other Utilities, Public Utilities

US utilities have billions in unpaid customer balances. What should they do?

October 6, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Almost all states have executed extended moratoriums on utility disconnections because of Covid-19. The governor, legislature or state regulators mandated those moratoriums. In some instances, utilities initiated bans on service disconnections but subsequently the government ordered a moratorium. The objective […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Federal managers seek hard info on COVID-19 testing plans

September 2, 2021

Via: FCW

Frontline agency managers and executives have questions about how they’ll implement the Biden administration’s vaccination and testing requirements, they said in an Aug. 25 letter to top administration officials released publicly on Thursday. The Government Managers Coalition, a coalition of […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

UK government accused of ‘civil service bashing’ in remote working row

August 12, 2021

Via: Global Government Forum

A UK civil service union accused some government ministers of indulging in “civil service bashing” while another warned of industrial action, after a war of words was sparked this week about civil servants’ return to the office. The flurry of […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Virginia launches dashboards to track public health and equity

May 19, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday a pair of digital dashboards tracking the commonwealth’s public health equity and COVID-19 pandemic response. The “Equity in Action” dashboard showcases which counties in the Commonwealth have received the most personal protective equipment […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers’ Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees

April 26, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Just as other industries are rolling back some consumer-friendly changes made early in the pandemic — think empty middle seats on airplanes — so, too, are health insurers. Many voluntarily waived all deductibles, copayments and other costs for insured patients […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

California and Texas Took Different Routes to Vaccination. Who’s Ahead?

April 22, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

California and Texas, the country’s two most populous states, have taken radically different approaches to the pandemic and the vaccination campaign to end it. California has trumpeted its reliance on science and policies it says are aimed at improving social […]