The San Diego County Supervisor and Co-Chair of the County COVID-19 Subcommittee partnered with The San Diego Foundation to create a COVID-19 Community Response Fund. This coalition of non-profit and business partners worked with the city to deploy resources to community-based organizations impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. So far, this outreach program has raised nearly six million dollars in grant funding for food security, housing assistance, and income replacement.
A $2.5 million investment and a partnership with the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation got the city in the business incubator game. A cohort of 13 startups is geared toward employing low-income residents and expanding the city's business portfolio.
The city is replacing their entire street lighting system with energy-efficient smart streetlights. These streetlights are equipped with sensors to conduct real-time analyses on traffic, temperature, gunshot detections, etc. The system is also compatible with app-based services.
Waikato Regional Council is asking BUSIT public transport passengers to register their essential travel to help authorities with COVID-19 contact tracing efforts. A short form is available on the BUSIT website which includes a passenger's full name, contact number, specific time of travel, and which transport service they used. Passengers also have the option of contacting a 24-hour information line to provide their travel details. Bus fare has been waived to avoid person-to-person contact.
Greater Wellington's Public Transport Network, Metlink, has been collaborating with the Blind Low Vision NZ organization to educate on-board rail team members on assisting visually impaired passengers. On-board team members were trained on specific techniques for guiding visually impaired passengers around the trains to an available seat. These sessions were lead by the Blind Low Vision NZ Rehabilitation Instructor and and Access and Awareness Advisor.