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Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Feb. 4-10

February 10, 2021
Some good news for cities out of Washington, D.C.!
 
Last night, the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee released draft legislation that includes $350 billion in emergency relief for state and local governments. The draft meets Cal Cities’ top legislative priority of delivering direct and flexible federal resources for pandemic response and recovery for cities of all sizes. In addition, there is no minimum population requirement, and the funding can be used to replace lost revenue, which is a first!  
Thank you and all of our members who joined Cal Cities in urging congressional leadership to take swift and urgent action on comprehensive coronavirus relief legislation that includes direct and flexible funding for all cities. Read more about the emergency relief and next steps in Cal Cities Executive Director Carolyn Coleman’s message.
 
NLC vaccine resources
  • NLC Webinar: How public-private partnerships aid COVID-19 vaccine distribution — On Feb 17 at 3 p.m. EST, NLC will be hosting a discussion between local leaders and NLC Corporate Partners from Walgreens and CVS for a discussion on how local leaders and private vaccine distributors can work together on this critical efforts. Register for the webinar.
  • NLC Webinar: Building Trust Around COVID-19 Vaccinations — On Feb. 1, this webinar showcased how cities across the country are working with their communities and health departments to provide clarity about vaccine distribution/prioritization and vaccine administration, as well as addressing the challenges of vaccine hesitancy and issues of trust among high-risk communities. View the recording.
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