Telehealth: Expanding Broadband in Rural Communities for Low Cost Healthcare During and After the Pandemic

Date: 9 Apr 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Unfortunately, many rural communities don’t have adequate Internet access because, and the lack of connectivity is a barrier to telehealth. Dave predicts that the current Covid-19 crisis will push more healthcare providers to adopt telehealth, even after the pandemic ends. They also consider how the move to telehealth services could actually improve outcomes for many people in North Carolina.… Read More

How State and Local Governments are Helping Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Date: 8 Apr 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Cities and states must help support businesses and working families, especially until the federal response meets the scope of the COVID-19 crisis. In some places, that’s already happening. Here are the steps local and state governments have taken so far to shelter small businesses from the virus’s vast economic turmoil.… Read More

Op-Ed in the American Prospect: The Imminent Small-Business Collapse and What Can be Done to Stop It

Date: 23 Mar 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the American Prospect, ILSR’s Co-Director Stacy Mitchell explains the unprecedented economic crisis that small businesses are now confronting, particularly if the federal government doesn’t respond promptly and comprehensively.… Read More

What the Federal Government Needs to Do to Enable Small Businesses to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis

Date: 19 Mar 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance — together with more than a dozen national and local small business organizations — have put forward a proposal for how the federal government should help small businesses survive this crisis. We expect to refine this plan as things develop. … Read More

COVID-19 Pandemic: What Small Businesses Can Do

Date: 19 Mar 2020 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Small businesses are finding creative ways to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, from curbside pickups to online cooking lessons. Here are additional resources they can tap into to cover their expenses and pay their staff during this crisis.… Read More

Coronavirus Shows How Inequity Makes Us Vulnerable (Episode 94)

Date: 18 Mar 2020 | posted in: Building Local Power, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco talks with Stacy Mitchell and Christopher Mitchell about how communities are responding to the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19. The pandemic is already drastically impacting local businesses, and is on track to further exacerbate existing inequalities. … Read More

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