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Coronavirus Response Resources Guide for Government Leaders

The novel coronavirus has tested the durability of federal, state and local governments around the country and the world. This list of resources is meant to connect leaders with useful tools to aid in response efforts.

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[Most recently updated: 04-02-2020]

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, together with our colleagues at Government Technology, and the Center for Digital Governent, we've gathered and curated some resources from around the Web. We're updating the resource list daily. You can nominate other resources using this online form.

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Interactive View of the Spread of Coronavirus across the 50 States
From Johns Hopkins and Esri, FAO and NOAA.
COVID-19 projections of Hospital Resource Use across the 50 States
(including all beds, ICU beds, and Invasive Ventilators)
From University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Searchable Table of Coronavirus-related Policies across the 50 States
From NewDEAL

Selected Editorial Resources

Latest Counts:

⚠️ 234,462 Total Cases, including 5,607 deaths and 8,849 recoveries, in the United States as of 4/2 at 5:00 PM PT

Schools, businesses, nonprofits, sports teams, government offices — virtually every piece of American society is involved in the current worldwide attempts to slow the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

As people isolate themselves, every single state has set up a webpage or an entire site dedicated to disseminating the latest information about the virus and responses to it.

Government Technology put all of those websites on a map, and included the number of reported coronavirus cases in each state, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will update the map each business day. 

(Credit: Ben Miller, Associate Editor of GT Data and Business)

Federal Government Guidance for State and Local Government Agencies

COVID-19 Information Dashboards

Example State and Local Government Responses

State and Local Telecommuting Policy Examples

City Policies

County Policies

State Policies

Gov Tech Companies Providing COVID-19 Solutions

Free COVID-19 State and Local Government Resources

Free Data / Overall Resources


Free Communication Resources

Free Online Service Resources


Free Training Resources


Free Remote Work Resources

Free Cybersecurity Resources


Free Procurement Resources

Free Public Meeting Resources

Free Finance & Administration Resource

Free Public Health / Emergency Management Resources

Paid Remote Work Resources

Paid Finance & Administration Resources

Paid Online Service Resources

Paid Communication Resources

Paid Public Health / Emergency Management Resources

Paid Security / Cybersecurity Resources

Here’s a full list of how gov tech companies are responding to COVID-19 starting with the GovTech 100 from this year. Let us know how your company is responding and we’ll add it to the list.


Resources from State and Local Government Associations

Local Government

County Government

State Government

Additional State and Local COVID-19 Reading

State COVID-19 Portals (In Alphabetical Order)

 This resource list is now updated daily. For multiple updates each day, please see the original resource on which this is based, State and Local Government Resources for COVID-19, also curated by Dustin Haisler on


Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer of Governing's parent company e.Republic. Previously the finance director and later CIO for Manor, Texas, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. As Chief Innovation Officer, Haisler has a strategic role to help shape the company’s products, services and future direction. Primarily, he leads e.Republic Labs, a market connector created as an ecosystem to educate, accelerate and ultimately scale technology innovation within the public sector. Read his full bio.
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