DVRPC is committed to supporting local governments and partner agencies to weather this pandemic storm and plan for the future. A survey was conducted to help gauge how municipal governments are responding to COVID-19 and areas where DVRPC may provide assistance.

Of the 82 respondents, many municipalities are able to continue holding public meetings and to keep most operations functioning. Promising COVID-19 best practices include designating parking spaces for curbside pick-up and providing online park and recreation activities for residents. Respondents were primarily worried about declining tax revenue, small business closures and the health and safety of residents and employees.

Based on the responses, the Commission will be hosting COVID-19 related webinars:

Adapting Streets for Safe Outdoor Social Distancing Date: Friday, May 15, 2020 Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Best Practices for Facilitating Remote Meetings Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Bike Sharing, Bike Libraries, and Bike Matching Date: Friday, May 22, 2020 Time: 1:00-2:00 pm

Tips for Successful Telework Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Registration for the upcoming webinars, full survey results, and links to helpful COVID-19 resources can be found at www.dvrpc.org/COVID19resources.