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Coronavirus Tools

January 19, 2021, 8am PST
Do you know the COVID risk level where you live, work and play? Many COVID data trackers provide county and state-level data, but metropolitan area data had been more difficult to find until now, thanks to Covid Act Now.
Covid Act Now
October 20, 2020, 11am PDT
A new toolkit shares 22 actions governments should take to get the economy restarted, including the regulatory or policy tools needed to implement the actions.
July 14, 2020, 8am PDT
Brookings has released a new tool for measuring the impact of the coronavirus on local economies across the country, as well as the effectiveness of economic recovery efforts.
Blog post
May 4, 2020, 12pm PDT
What can we learn from the COVID-19 pandemic to help plan more resilient communities that can respond to all types of economic, social, and environmental shocks?
Todd Litman
May 4, 2020, 8am PDT
Oakland offers a model for other streets looking to provide new space for pedestrians and people on bikes to get exercise at a space physical distance.
StreetsBlog NYC
May 4, 2020, 7am PDT
Online misinformation has been unavoidable, but the Internet is also full of tools essential for understanding the changed world of COVID-19.
James Brasuell
April 14, 2020, 7am PDT
Washington and California have been praised for early efforts to mitigate community spread of the novel coronavirus, resulting in relatively low rates of infection, hospitalization, and ultimately, death. Add Ohio to the bunch.
The Washington Post
April 10, 2020, 6am PDT
Parks departments in New York City and Pittsburgh are offering videos and livestreams to cooped-up residents.
Next City
March 31, 2020, 5am PDT
Track the response of local transportation strategies responding to the massive shift in travel demand as a result of the pandemic.
Bloomberg Philanthropies
March 30, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Smart Cities Council has launched the "Activator - COVID-19 Mitigation Roadmap."
Smart Cities Dive
March 26, 2020, 8am PDT
A location data company has created a Social Distancing Scorecard to track the progress of Americans, down to the county level, in reducing travel in accordance with recommendations to reduce physical contact.
March 25, 2020, 5am PDT
Broadcasting information about local actions, to share knowledge and information, and to help local leaders calibrate responses.
National League Of Cities
March 23, 2020, 9am PDT
The entire state of California is now on a shelter in place order, but planning desks and public hearings on land use issues were already in the process of shutting down.
Lay of the Land
March 23, 2020, 5am PDT
The Transit app has created the most comprehensive portal for transit ridership data—with a key caveat made about the source of the data.