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Austin COVID-19 Response Virtual Town Hall - Shared screen with speaker view
Trey Long
46:37
Hello all - please feel free to submit questions via the Q&A function in Zoom. We will get to as many as we can during the discussion portion of the agenda.
Trey Long
48:54
We especially want to hear from you if you or your organization has the capacity to help address some of the needs articulated by the agencies and nonprofits presenting.
Trey Long
52:09
Sandy, we will follow up with the presenters and let you know.
Sandy Dochen
52:38
Splendid, Trey. Thanks!
Trey Long
52:41
Kuan, that's great to hear. If time permits at the end we'd love to hear more about that.
Catherine Crago
55:44
Of 1848 public & assisted housing households, just under 700 have free basic internet through Google Fiber and USFon. At one senior property, residents have low-cost access. The remainder do not have a connection. We are partnering with AISD to get WiFi buses to youth properties. But not in home.
Catherine Crago
01:10:36
We at HACA have been using the chatbot in our Support Center for residents.
Catherine Crago
01:10:44
Very helpful, mobile friendly.
Jay Boisseau
01:12:05
Austin CityUP will launch a chatbot too, with COVID-19 info now but more general info when it goes into production this summer. It has a voice interface too (as well as chatbot). ACUP member iOLAP developed it and ACUP member data.world has contributed info. More on this soon!
camellia
01:13:54
applaud that effort! The voice interface is so important as even with wifi, there will still be a gap of comfort in using some technology
Benjamin Durham (Ploto)
01:14:11
How can we apply to Partner with City of Austin?
camellia
01:14:22
really loved the example of HEB who added the ability to call as well as order online for those who were not comfortable doing online orders
Trey Long
01:15:51
Benjamin, we will ask Tauseef during the discussion portion. Thanks for asking, I'm sure many attendees will be interested in the answer!
camellia
01:19:48
Love Black Fret!! Thanks for the livestreams.
Amy Atchley
01:26:51
Well said Matt. Thank you.
Greg Carter
01:29:25
Israel, I can get you into the program. Reach out to me at cartergregh@gmail.com
Emily Roberson McCoy
01:32:07
For Food Security: Save The Food Austin can help with supply and distribution to those in need: https://www.savethefoodaustin.org/
Jay Boisseau
01:34:13
Leigh, we have an ACUP member who is 3D printing masks free for emergency folks and at cost for everyone else. Will contact you.
Emily Roberson McCoy
01:34:43
Save The Food Austin contact: Allen Schroeder / (512) 529-7536
Benjamin Durham (Ploto)
01:38:18
Ploto has developed a series of New Normal products for small and medium sized businesses to responsibly adapt. For more information, please contact: Benjamin@plo.to
Catherine Crago
01:38:30
@Jay, could you please share your mask resource? Thank you!
Dennis Lyftogt
01:42:50
Link to recent article from Do512 Newsletters on local mask sources: https://do512.com/p/local-businesses-selling-fabric-face-masks?
Dennis Lyftogt
01:43:55
Our Family purchased from Savilono
Jay Boisseau
01:49:09
lendahandatx.org
Israel Salgado
01:51:07
That is awesome.
Rob Hogan
01:59:07
I have a question/comments for Matt Ott & Black Fret when he gets back
Olivia Derr
02:05:13
DJ Mel has been doing amazing weekend dance parties with thousands of participants
Benjamin Durham (Ploto)
02:05:26
Agree on DJ Mels intl dance parties!
Michael Shear
02:06:09
With respect to the space comments and helping accelerate back to work, we have been promoting mapping workers and finding optimal locations to cluster them rather than continue to encourage longer commutes to a central office. Maybe we should start thinking about a distributed office design.
Rob Hogan
02:07:30
thank you!
camellia
02:09:22
I did a panel on how life has changed, it was across the US, and one interesting trend from everyone was a focus on local and supporting local
camellia
02:09:44
all that to say that there may be some momentum there for Austin to continue to build on
Becca DeRoeck
02:11:29
what was the name of the organization?
Emily Roberson McCoy
02:11:54
https://austinmaterialsmarketplace.org/ <- this is another resource for communicating needs/wants
Olivia Derr
02:12:47
https://ruckify.com/ - saw them advertised on a City of Austin bus yesterday!
Rob Hogan
02:13:08
I like where this is going
Benjamin Durham (Ploto)
02:14:01
We actually built a scheduling tool for that!
Olivia Derr
02:14:08
yes--on bathroom slots!! great idea
camellia
02:14:58
i believe that cap metro is handing out supplies
Catherine Crago
02:15:43
Yes, CapMetro is distributing food to low-income individuals with a CapMetro Access card.
camellia
02:16:00
also, i think you mentioned Jessica, but the Food Bank is distributing toiletries
Emily Roberson McCoy
02:16:03
http://connectatx.org/
Emily Roberson McCoy
02:16:18
https://atxemergencyfoodsystems.trydiscourse.com/
Catherine Crago
02:16:32
SNAP recipients can use Instacart and Shipt
Catherine Crago
02:16:48
$5 delivery fee with mobile order; $10 with phone order.
camellia
02:17:25
it would be great if instacart and Shipt waived the extra % on groceries for this
Emily Roberson McCoy
02:17:46
Recommending that Favor add donation option / Buy One Give One
Jay Boisseau
02:17:59
Love that idea!
Emily Roberson McCoy
02:18:12
Bike distribution is also an option
camellia
02:19:52
I heard that the issue i heard with new volunteers was that the training cannot be done virtually
Emily Roberson McCoy
02:19:58
Black Women in Business is helping with food distribution to elderly
camellia
02:22:23
the city has a process for that
Emily Roberson McCoy
02:23:55
Austin Food Not Bombs is also helping with food security. Contact cstanch101@gmail.com for a brochure.
camellia
02:23:57
I think that training of new volunteers may be an area where we can focus
camellia
02:24:05
that was a big need that i have heard
Olivia Derr
02:24:59
would love to provide safe "re-start" advice and assistance to micro and small businesses
Emily Roberson McCoy
02:26:05
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?hl=en&ll=30.438357456345255%2C-97.96364003058244&z=9&mid=1SmbkjEYxpoSUP_s93cbu0Ru2RLsHZrC6
Emily Roberson McCoy
02:26:22
^ Map of Food Access Resources
Emily Roberson McCoy
02:27:20
Thank YOU Austin CityUp!
Michael Shear
02:27:36
Thank you all. Be safe