ABSTRACT

Bolstering Community Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic   [open pdf - 302KB]

From the Introduction: "Although the pandemic continues to stress communities, it is essential that state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) leaders begin to plan for the recovery phase of the pandemic, if they have not already started this crucial process. This starts with an assessment of community resilience and the investments in critical infrastructure that go beyond short-term responses to pandemic pressures and address the long-term changes that the pandemic has brought. This Insight encourages SLTT leaders to take a holistic perspective for considering community resilience: infrastructure resilience is a critical component of community resilience. For example, the CISA [Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency] Infrastructure Dependency Planning Framework was developed to help SLTT planners and decisionmakers better understand how infrastructure dependencies can impact community risk and resilience and how to incorporate that knowledge into ongoing community planning. Bolstering community resilience, and protecting our Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, will ensure we can maintain critical functions now and after the pandemic's immediate effects fade."

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2021-12
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Public Domain
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U.S Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: https://www.cisa.gov/
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