Reports

Planning Considerations for Organizations in Reconstituting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Fact Sheet

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, organizations across the nation are grappling with when and how to resume normal operations while protecting the well-being and safety of their employees and communities. To assist non-federal government organizations and the private sector in the process of a measured return to normal operations, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created the Planning Considerations for Organizations in Reconstituting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Fact Sheet. This document provides a range of considerations, questions, and web links that provide valuable insights and resources as organizations navigate through this critical process.

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Developing New Future Scenarios for the U.S. Coast Guard's Evergreen Strategic Foresight Program

Analysts from the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center adapted an approach to developing future scenarios and, in this report, present example components of Coast Guard global planning scenarios related to future service readiness. These posture the Coast Guard to better integrate slow-burning issues and problems that might emerge only down the road into nearer-term decisions that can help prepare the service for upcoming challenges.

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Planning Considerations: Disaster Housing

Housing recovery is the cornerstone of a community’s recovery and ultimate resilience. By helping survivors achieve sustainable housing after a disaster, state and local leaders move their communities toward stability and resiliency for future incidents. Planning Considerations: Disaster Housing provides guidance on national housing priorities, types of housing, key considerations and housing-specific planning recommendations that jurisdictions can apply when developing or improving housing plans.

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Acceptable Loss in a Pandemic

For decades, DomPrep has been a primary source for valuable and essential information for both policy makers and practitioners for the topic of pandemics and the myriad of related subjects in emergency preparedness, public health, medical services, homeland security, and many other inter-related fields. The potential threat and consequences of a severe pandemic were not new for DomPrep readers as demonstrated in the hundreds of online articles.

Unfortunately, much of the nation was not as focused on this possible threat due to limited resources, competing priorities, wishful thinking, or willful blindness. That is a harsh statement, but so are the consequences that we are living through today – from a lack of robust and sustained pandemic planning, preparedness, and understanding on many levels.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season

In preparing for the 2020 hurricane season, this document provides actionable guidance to state, local, tribal, and territorial officials to prepare for response and recovery operations and encourages personal preparedness measures amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While this document focuses on hurricane season preparedness, most planning considerations can also be applied to any disaster operation in the COVID-19 environment, including no-notice incidents, spring flooding and wildfire seasons, and typhoon response. 

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Insider Threat Roadmap 2020

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released its framework to thwart insider threats in the transportation sector. The TSA Insider Threat Roadmap will streamline processes, identify requirements and capabilities, and leverage partnerships to proactively detect, deter, and mitigate risks associated with insider threats.

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COVID-19 and the State of K–12 Schools

This report provides information about the sample, survey instrument, and resultant data for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) surveys that were administered to principals and teachers via RAND's American Educator Panels (AEP) in spring 2020. The AEP COVID-19 surveys focused on how teachers and school leaders navigated the challenging circumstances brought about by COVID-19, including managing school closures and implementing distance learning.

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Dual Disaster Handbook

The American Flood Coalition created the Dual Disaster Handbook to help community leaders coordinate a proactive response to flooding during COVID-19. Drawing on case studies and best practices from emergency management professionals, the handbook presents six actionable recommendations for local leaders responding to a flood during COVID-19.

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How States Pay for Natural Disasters in an Era of Rising Costs

This report outlines the role states play in paying for disasters and key findings about the approaches they take to budgeting for natural catastrophes. The intent is to help all levels of government be ready to meet immediate needs, cover the costs of long-term recovery efforts, and invest in preparedness and mitigation activities.

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Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19: Guidance for Governors

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, most jurisdictions have implemented physical distancing measures to reduce further transmission, which have contributed to reductions in numbers of new cases. This report considers transmission risks and proposed measures for phased reopenings by decision makers at the state level.

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