Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

Re-opening Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released recommendations on “Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare: Phase I.” Recognizing that many areas of the United States might experience decreasing rates of COVID-19-related hospital admissions, CMS has revised the original recommendation to limit all non-essential care. Accordingly, CMS suggest...

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White House Guidelines for Opening American Economy

President Trump issued “Guidelines for Opening Up America Again,” a three-phased plan for reopening of the U.S. economy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The approach draws from the advice of public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Primarily, the proposed steps assist state and local...

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FEMA Issues a Guide on Disaster Financial Management

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the “Disaster Financial Management Guide” to support state, local, tribal and territorial jurisdictions in obtaining necessary resources to establish efficient disaster financial management practices. The Guide identifies foundational Skills and Capabilities that are essential in successful response to emergency situations. Furthermore, the document...

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Imperial College London Shares Research on COVID-19

The Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London is an international resource and research center focused on the analysis of infectious diseases. At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, the MRC Center adopted a policy of “immediately sharing research findings on the developing pandemic.” As...

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Congressional Research Service Reports on COVID-19: Federal Assistance

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a series of reports highlighting the most recent developments related to the virus. The reports cover a range of topics, including global issues, public health, economic impacts on individuals and businesses, as well as Executive and Congressional responses....

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Countering Domestic White Supremacy Threat

The Program on Extremism at George Washington University and the Center on Extremism at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) published a new report, White Supremacist Terror: Modernizing Our Approach to Today’s Threat, highlighting the persistent threat of white supremacy movements in the United States. In particular, it addresses the challenges in...

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Google Releases COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Google published an early release of COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports. These reports provide data-driven insights into changes happening due to work from home, shelter in place, and other initiatives to flatten the pandemic curve. The reports utilize Google Maps technology to identify trends over...