As COVID-19 has discouraged ride- and car-sharing, companies have shifted their focus to driverless delivery of goods instead of people. Car manufacturers also are increasing their efforts for all-electric vehicles.
As Louisiana begins the first phase of its reopening plan, some businesses are considering the use of thermal cameras to detect fevers and assure health safety. The only issue? Not all COVID-19 carriers have a fever.
As schools rapidly transition to online learning during the COVID-19 crisis, there's growing evidence that poor planning coupled with insufficient tech resources have diminished K-12 education for some students.
Bills that address contact tracing take aim at the costs related to testing and tracking COVID-19 infections as states reopen. Others tackle privacy concerns and ensuring tracer workers reflect community diversity.
Twenty percent of California’s Bay Area residents don't have a home Internet connection, a problem made worse during shelter-in-place orders. A recent bill passed by the House would provide billions to fix the problem.
By Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle | May 20, 2020
Rebekah Jones was the architect and manager of the state’s COVID-19 dashboard, which had received praise from the White House for its accessibility. Many now worry that data transparency will be lost with her departure.
By Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, Florida Today | May 19, 2020
During the pandemic, most governors have signed executive orders waiving requirements regarding medical licensing and health facilities. Republicans want to shield businesses broadly from civil liability for the spread of COVID-19.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | May 15, 2020
Public schools face a litany of problems relating to COVID-19 that include significant drops in funding, distribution issues for school lunch programs, lack of broadband access and bus driver protection.
Airports will begin implementing technology, like thermal cameras and sanitation booths, to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission within airports. Air travel has decreased as much as 95 percent during the pandemic.
COVID-19 has accelerated demand for telemedicine services. Recently, state legislatures have introduced bills that provide remedies for issues such as reimbursement and credentialing that have slowed implementation.