Private Sector Solutions

Vaccine site gridlock solved by Chik-fil-A

When Mount Pleasant, SC needed a quick and effective fix to traffic gridlock at a local vaccine site it was Chik-fil-A who they called to untangle it all. ...

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Walgreens provides update on vaccines

Another example of where the community is stepping up, innovating, and delivering. Walgreens expects to complete the administration of COVID-19 vaccine first doses in skilled nursing facilities by Monday, Jan. 25. The company is also rapidly expanding access to vaccinations among assisted living facilities and additional vulnerable populations outlined by...

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Hospitality for Hope

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is launching a new effort under its “Hospitality for Hope” initiative to identify “ready-now” hotel properties able to assist public health agencies and private sector partners and serve as COVID vaccine administration sites to Americans across the country....

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Three ways to keep communities moving forward

Recently CLA-FCL Chairwoman Mayor Acquanetta Warren of Fontana, CA, alongside former Indianapolis, IN Mayor Greg Ballard wrote an op-ed for The Hill that addresses the importance of creating a manageable and forward looking framework that communities of all sizes can apply to get their local economies back up and running...

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Guidelines for hotels in communities

Local hotels, like so many businesses in communities throughout the nation, have been hard hit by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Hotel Lodging Association recently published guidelines for hotel employees to follow during this time as part of the ever important effort to keep guests and...

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$400 Million Back to Local Businesses

Wells Fargo announced today that the bank is donating ALL of the bank’s $400 million Paycheck Protection Program processing fees to help small businesses impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   “By donating approximately $400 million in processing fees to assist small businesses in need, Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund creates...

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CLA|FCL Caucus Survey Report

As part of CLA and FCL’s recently announced COVID-19 Response and Economic Recovery program, we recently asked our caucus members and private partners a series of questions regarding challenges, opportunities, and next best steps around the response and economic recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some of the questions and responses...

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WiFi and free internet service

Check out these 2 tweets from Comcast regarding 60 days of free internet service and free public wifi access for the remainder of 2020 in communities across the country....

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US Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus resources

The United States Chamber of Commerce and the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation have collected resources for businesses and individuals to navigate and advocate through the current pandemic environment. Latest news and analysis  Small business aid Reopening guidance...

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AGA offers assistance programs

Learn more about the American Gas Association’s programs to relieve financial hardship for natural gas utility customers.  “All across the country we have been facing difficulties and challenges that no one could have envisioned. During this unpredictable time, natural gas utilities have been a constant—ensuring reliable delivery of natural gas...

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