City Turns to Survey to Help ID Critical Infrastructure

Topeka, Kan., has created a website to provide coronavirus crisis info to the public, and it is asking businesses to also use that site to answer questions to help the city identify critical infrastructure services.

by Tim Hrenchir, The Topeka Capital-Journal / March 25, 2020
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(TNS) — Topeka's city government announced Monday it had created a website to provide information regarding the coronavirus crisis to the public, and that it was asking businesses to use a link to that site to answer questions to help the city identify critical infrastructure services.

City media relations coordinator Molly Hadfield said city government phone numbers, a link businesses can use to report hours and closures and a list of places where city water bills can be paid are all part of the website.

Hadfield said the site includes a link to a survey, which the city is asking businesses to complete to help it identify critical infrastructure services.

She said critical infrastructure includes:

  • Health care/public health
  • Law enforcement, public safety and first responder emergency medical response
  • Food and agriculture
  • Communications and information technology
  • Energy
  • Water and wastewater
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Public Works
  • Critical manufacturing
  • Hazardous materials
  • Financial services 
  • Chemical
  • Defense industrial base
  • Other community-based government operations and essential functions

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