COVID 19 Updates
Weekly Roundup - March 26, 2021
Will Burns on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 12:00:00 am
- The San Diego Regional Chamber launched the Time To Vaccinate campaign to encouraging employers to provide time and flexibility to employees to get vaccinated
- The Frederick County Chamber in Maryland announced an expanded and enhanced curriculum for its Leadership Frederick County profit in partnership with Hood College’s doctoral program, embedding graduate-level leadership masterclasses into the curriculum.
- North Orange County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Theresa Harvey was named 65th Assembly District’s 2021 Woman of the Year by California Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton). Congratulations Theresa!
- The Moore County Chamber of Commerce in North Carolina recently moved into new space and took advantage of the opportunity to offer up their conference room and gathering area to the community as a collaborative workspace.
- The Alameda Chamber of Commerce in California recently launched a 501(c)(3) foundation to support the chamber's educational and charitable programs focusing on business, leadership, and community challenges/development.
- Jennifer Tavares, President of the Tompkins County Chamber in New York, provided an update on the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion work during a recent episode of WHCU’s All Things Equal podcast.
- The brainchild of a Grand Rapids Chamber coalition effort, a new child care pilot program is being launched in Michigan to assist lower-income workers with affordable and accessible child care.
- The Maryland Chamber Foundation teamed up with George Mason University and Amazon to provide computer science externships to 20 teachers.
- The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and the city launched Ready.Set.Philly!, a collaborative initiative to promote a safe return to Philadelphia for work and play.
- Harris Poll: A new Harris Poll report examines changes in American sentiment across a variety of issues over the last 12 months. The results are based on 55 waves of weekly surveys.
- Morning Consult: Since the pandemic was declared just over a year ago, Morning Consult has fielded more than 400 surveys, gathering roughly 895,400 responses. This year in review explores how the pandemic has altered Americans’ way of life and their views of the world.
- Bloomberg CityLab: The National League of Cities has been monitoring policy changes in America’s largest 100 cities and identified two trends that could outlast the pandemic: policies to boost public space and housing.
- Smart Cities Dive: A new report from Knight Foundation highlights the power of adaptive public spaces as a platform for community development.
- NYT: The pandemic has pushed mass transit ridership and revenue off a cliff.
- Cities Today: Several U.S. cities are on the verge of launching pilot guaranteed income programs.