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How to reopen culture during COVID

When COVID-19 hit, cities across the country closed the doors to cultural centers to help stop the spread of the virus. It was an essential move to safeguard the public’s health, but it also put many cultural institutions in precarious economic situations and cut residents off from some of what’s best about being in a city. Here, Bloomberg Philanthropies outlines key steps cities and cultural centers can take to reopen their doors safely.

How street design can speed the road to recovery

Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery compiles emerging practices from around the world and includes implementation resources for cities and their partners.

Recovery and equity in a challenged economy

Bloomberg Associates launched the Economic Response and Recovery Program to help cities rapidly and effectively respond to the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis and work towards recovery.

Tools to maximize federal COVID-19 recovery dollars

The City Fiscal Tracker and Federal Reimbursement Initiative aims to connect experts with mayors and their key city staff through webinars and our resource guide.

Can’t-miss COVID webcast for city leaders

Virtual sessions to provide mayors with up-to-date public health information, science-based guidance, and crisis leadership training from top experts.

Critical tools for crisis comms

For the people who run city hall communications shops, the COVID-19 crisis means managing head-spinning announcements and never-ending news cycles, all, in many cases, while working from home.

To support city communications directors and leads through this challenging time, Bloomberg Philanthropies created the COVID-19 Communications Module, which offers insights and recommendations about how to staff and organize comms teams in a crisis, along with a set of tools and templates they can customize for day-to-day tasks like fielding the surge of media inquiries or shooting video for social media.