Are Local Governments Prepared to Battling COVID-19? – American City & County

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By Derek Prall

American City & County recently surveyed its readership to get a better understanding of their preparedness for and response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. While some communities, it seems, were under-prepared, the survey reveals most respondents felt confident in their department’s ability to handle the health crisis.

Highlights from the results include:

More local leaders felt prepared than didn’t, and those that weren’t are quickly developing strategies to deal with the outbreak – based on previous protocols or from scratch. Most leaders felt at least somewhat prepared to deal with this crisis, while less than a third of total …