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Federal Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 "Continuity of Operations" Information

Recommendations for Local Governments Working in Virtual Environments

Potential Best Practice: Local governments should aim to conduct business remotely while continuing to make time-sensitive decisions.

o Mitigating Action: Incorporate established techniques [footnote to Jurassic Parliament article] for conducting successful government meetings remotely.

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