At PERMA, we serve over 525 Members across New York State from fire districts, bridge authorities, volunteer ambulance corps, school districts to counties, towns and villages. Among the growing concerns surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) across our communities, now is the time, where our citizens are looking for guidance from leadership within local governments and our national/international agencies. We understand there remains questions about how to keep you, your community and workplace safe, and we are here to support you every step of the way.
Below we have compiled a few external resources to help assist local governments prepare and to address some current concerns:
- International City/County Management Association: Considerations for Local Government
- CDC Flyer: Workplace, School and Home Guidance
- Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)
- ICMA – Coronavirus Discussion Guide
- Guidance for Law Enforcement – CDC
PERMA will remain fully operational to address your workers’ compensation needs and already has full capability for each department to work remotely should these State mandates occur. We will continue to refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and other public health agencies to determine the safest course of action for everyone. Please continue to stay informed on these available the resources.
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s situation summary page for COVID-19 provides the latest updates on source, spread, response, and recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html
- National Institutes of Health (NIH): https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): https://www.fema.gov
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcmissues/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
- World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019