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CDC Develops Guidance to Help Protect Employee

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed guidance to help businesses limit the economic and community impacts of an outbreak of COVID-19. This new guidance provides steps that are recommended to protect employees and prepare small businesses for disruption. The guidance includes a factsheet outlining 10 steps small business employers can take now to protect their employees' health.

Department of Energy Announces New Funding to Train Emergency Response and Building Professionals

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $4.5 million in funding for training programs for professionals (firefighters, first responders, and safety officials) who interact with distributed energy resources, including solar energy systems, storage systems, "smart" building technologies, and electric vehicles. Projects in this funding opportunity will focus on developing, testing, and disseminating educational materials.