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COVID-19 – What We Know

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Dr. Shames, Jackson County’s Medical Director/Health Officer, shares what is currently known about COVID-19 (as of September, 2020). He explains the complexity of this virus including: how the virus spreads, who gets sick, and what we can do about it. Dr Shames also looks at the Socio-Economic and Racial disparities that exist within COVID-19. Additionally Sensitivity, Specificity, and Mitigation Strategies are defined.

 

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RWP Workforce Systems Quarterly Brief

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The June brief focuses on the region’s Unemployment Insurance efforts, Work Center’s status, Layoff Aversion funding to date, sectors updates, new collaboration with AllCare, “Rogue Business” web site, Opportunity Youth status, data analytics and Personal Effectiveness Skill Training. Click HERE to view the two-page brief.

Tracking the Recovery

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How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the economic prospects of people, businesses, and communities across the United States? “Tracking the Recovery” combines anonymized data from leading private companies (credit card processors to payroll firms), providing a real-time picture of indicators such as employment rates, consumer spending, and job postings across counties, industries, and income groups. Visit the site by clicking HERE or read a “Tracker Paper” explaining their methodologies and conclusions.