Among the COVID-19 concerns that Tucson property owners and tenants have is how to make their Tucson commercial spaces safe for employees, clients and other visitors. Strategies dealing with air circulation through HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) systems have been part of that discussion.
In this virtual event, hear from Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell, the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Arizona. She provides an overview of the institution’s approach on continuing its research mission in light of the stay-at-home order, opportunities for high-impact innovation during the pandemic and explains how COVID-19 will shift the research model going forward.
The findings by Dice, a tech career hub, offer a glimpse into how businesses adjusted to the coronavirus pandemic onset and the rapid changes it brought, such as a mass movement from offices to telecommuting and an increase in e-commerce. As for changes between February and March, Arizona’s 6% bump put it at No. 6 on the state list and Phoenix’s 13% jump put it at No. 8 among U.S. cities.
As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the U.S., in addition to tracking the number of COVID-19 daily cases, there is a worldwide scientific community engaged in tracking the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself. Researchers and scientists at Arizona State University are looking at how the virus may be spreading, mutating and adapting over time.
Even as educators take on the challenge of designing quality distance learning experiences, they’re coming face-to-face with a range of equity issues in their school communities. Common Sense, a trusted resource for millions of families in the digital age, offers helpful guidance on how to identify communication gaps and reach students with limited tech access, as well as additional tips gathered from conversations with educators across the country.
The House and Senate are currently negotiating additional funding in response to COVID-19. While associations are included in some of the recently passed CARES Act’s programs, many trade and professional associations are experiencing severe revenue losses during the current pandemic and unfortunately were excluded from the beneficial Paycheck Protection Program. Make your voice heard….advocate for future legislation to assist associations!
Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the current closure of the border to all non-essential travel for at least another month as the fight against COVID-19 continues in both countries.
Brian David Johnson, Arizona State University professor and futurist, shares his perspective about the pandemic and how business owners should be thinking about their own stabilization.
Since its inception over 40 years ago as a medical device manufacturer, Benchmark has been partnering with some of the largest medical companies in the world. During these unprecedented times, Benchmark continues to support essential providers by maintaining high-quality production of products and infrastructure that people rely upon when it matters most.
To ensure that no student is left without a fighting chance to obtain a proper education, it’s up to businesses and individuals to step up and help those in need during these unprecedented times. This is why the Arizona Technology Council is partnering with AZ StRUT (Arizona Students Recycling Used Technology) to launch a donation drive to obtain laptops and chargers that can be refurbished and distributed to students.