COVID-19 Field Feature: Pivoting to a COVID-19 Response in the Greater Houston Region   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced health and public safety agencies across the U.S. to rethink every aspect of their day-to-day operations--and even their most reliable strategies for crisis preparedness and response. In small towns and large metropolitan areas alike, those responsible for the safety and security of their communities have had to pivot quickly to address large outbreaks and enforce a variety of mitigation actions to help 'flatten the curve' of surging infections. [...] The City of Houston and its five surrounding counties are home to 6.8 million people, spread across more than 7,000 square miles. Our metropolitan area is one of the 10 largest economies in the U.S. Since the pandemic began, the Houston Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security has worked in close partnership with numerous law enforcement, emergency management, fire, healthcare, and other agencies in the region, alongside the private-sector companies that own a large portion of our critical infrastructure and supply chains."

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