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As we slowly get a handle on the “new normal” during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, it can feel a bit like walking a tightrope.

Our elected officials and government leaders have difficult decisions to make that affect hundreds of thousands of people, some of them the most vulnerable. That’s a lot of pressure.

Luckily you don’t have to do it alone.

Solarity is working with leadership in a number of cities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We’re helping them meet mandated safety requirements and address their concerns so they can implement their “new normal” in a responsible way.

Some of their concerns, which are concerns all of our cities face, include:

  • How to prevent small businesses from going out of business
  • How to get large employers open so people can work and support themselves
  • How to pay for it
  • How to regain lost tax revenues
  • How to get people paying utility bills again
  • How to prevent local outbreaks as restrictions are lifted
  • How to pay for it
  • How to safely reopen parks
  • How to maintain sanitation in public spaces
  • How to continue to live our lives (including doing things like holding 4th of July celebrations) in a safe way
  • How to pay for it

Did I mention how to pay for it?

The good news is the governor’s office has just announced that $300 Million in CARES Funding to City and County Governments is currently available to help offset the cost of safety measures allowing cities and municipalities to ease restrictions in a safe way. For over 17 years, we’ve partnered with government organizations to deliver on promises, overcome constraints, manage challenges and build efficient processes that keep communities moving forward. Solarity is now partnering with the Kentucky League of Cities, to help you through this transition.

Some of the services we can offer include:

Delivery of required training for safety guidelines for returning to work

All businesses that are opening must provide Healthy at Work training. Solarity has already developed it and can deliver it in an accessible, self-paced internet-based environment.

Facilitation of new ways of doing business

Just as we’ve learned that “some meetings can be emails,” COVID-19 has taught us many new lessons that we can carry forward into the future in the form of cost savings, process improvements, and more.

Project managers to implement recovery strategies

We’ve seen it before. We’ve done it before. Our PMP-certified, experienced project managers can help you through the struggles of getting back to work with as few speed bumps as possible.

Coordination

We can help you maximize efficiency through proper communication and coordination across departments. (Yes, it may sound like “project management stuff,” but it’s a game changer.)

Currently we’re working with a larger city that has 95% of its employees working from home. So many people working on individual networks opens up a Pandora’s Box of security issues, so we are helping them implement a new security protocols .

We are also working with another government agency to ensure that whoever is accessing the city’s network remotely is who they say they are… because that’s important.

We can help with planning physical safety measures as well as virtual ones–things like sanitizing playground equipment, safely maintaining public restrooms, and enforcing social distancing.

Just know that as you deal with these questions and uncertainties, Solarity is here to help. We have the basic training (learn more) covered for you, we can help you access federal funds, and more (https://solarity.com/backtowork/).

As always, our mission is to help governments and businesses thrive, now and in the future.

About the Authors

Cory Camic, PMP®, Business Development Manager 

Cory has provided services to Solarity for five of his nearly 20 year career with proven ingenuity in the areas of sales team development and management, as well as leveraging solutions-based selling to increase corporate profitability. Additionally, Cory has 15 years of experience working in the technology field, helping to design, implement, and manage technology solutions for enterprise organizations in both the public and private sectors. Cory is characterized as a results-driven individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Christy Swift has been a writer and correspondent in the United States and Canada for over 10 years. With a degree in English and technical writing, she has a knack for making complicated subject matter digestible and even tasty. Christy regularly conducts research into the latest trends in project management to provide the Solarity Group with engaging content for its website and e-newsletters. 

About Solarity

Our mission is to help people, organizations, and communities THRIVE! Our broad range of experience and knowledge in a range of different industries allows us to customize our approach to fit the situation. We work in total partnership with our clients to understand their business needs and the current environment, and then match the right amount of process to meet the culture and the project.