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7 takeaways from the first phase of the COVID-19 Local Response Initiative

For mayors and other local leaders, the COVID-19 outbreak and all the economic and social problems intertwined with it have made this the most challenging time in generations.

To bolster their leadership skills and sharpen their understanding of the health crisis, hundreds of them have taken a short break from the tumult every Thursday for the past 11 weeks to participate in coaching and learning sessions through the COVID-19 Local Response Initiative. These online events have been a unique opportunity for mayors to engage directly with the nation’s leading public health experts at Johns Hopkins University and preeminent professors in crisis leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School.

Read more in a blog from Bloomberg Cities