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It would be an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives, both personally and professionally. All of us are having to adjust to working remotely, while deploying new technologies to address COVID-19, as we collectively work to protect the health of all Americans. Government employees across states, cities, and counties are amongst the first responders facing new and unprecedented challenges, and I want you to know that Microsoft is here to help.

Every sector is working hard to adapt to the changing landscape – whether this means remote working for government and private sector employees, remote teaching for educators, or triaging and delivering critical health care to an escalating patient population. Microsoft leadership is committed to helping our state & local government customers meet their mission-critical objectives, ensuring that they have the resources they need.

Together with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, I recorded a webcast, along with members of our State & Local Government team, to share insights and learnings specific to the COVID-19 pandemic, including leadership, crisis response, cybersecurity, remote work, and more. We hope this complements the work that you are executing on the ground, and that it reinforces where technology exists to help you tackle the challenges at-hand.

Today, more than ever, our mission statement of empowering every person on the planet to achieve more is inspiring us to help our customers navigate these difficult times. Thank you for being at the front lines of the COVID-19 response, and for exhibiting admirable leadership. Together we will overcome the challenges that this pandemic presents and emerge stronger as a community.

Find State & Local Government COVID-19 resources here