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COVID-19

March 31, 2021, 9am PDT
The CDC's eviction moratorium will stay in place until at least June 30, 2021.
CNN
March 30, 2021, 11am PDT
As the pandemic continues to disrupt life in the United States, some Taiwanese Americans are rebuilding their lives abroad.
Los Angeles Times
March 30, 2021, 7am PDT
Between two rounds of funding, the city of New York has only awarded $7 million of a total $60 million intended for tenant relief.
Gothamist
Blog post
March 30, 2021, 5am PDT
The Biden administration's highly anticipated infrastructure spending plan is expected to go public this week. After weeks of speculation about the size and focus of the plan, recent reports reveal a growing package and new revenue streams.
James Brasuell
March 29, 2021, 11am PDT
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now supports three-foot distancing in elementary school classrooms provided there is universal masking. For middle and high schools, it depends on the level of coronavirus transmission in the community.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
March 29, 2021, 10am PDT
The city will offer a new round of rental assistance to eligible families who owe back rent.
KTLA
Blog post
March 23, 2021, 12pm PDT
The latest in a series of compendia collecting news and commentary focusing on the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on communities.
James Brasuell
March 23, 2021, 8am PDT
Advocates point to a bevy of successes in slowing the spread of the virus, but authorities struggle with cost burden.
Shelterforce Magazine
March 22, 2021, 7am PDT
Brazil and the U.S. lead the world in daily COVID-19 cases and deaths. Western Europe is undergoing a third wave of infections, resulting in a new round of lockdowns, yet most of these nations are not among the 12 hotspots shown on a global tracker.
Bloomberg News
March 16, 2021, 6am PDT
Two separate U.S. district court judges have rule that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not have the authority to issue an eviction moratorium.
Spectrum News 1
March 10, 2021, 10am PST
The dramatic reductions in carbon emissions during the last year only highlight how drastically humans must change behavior to meet climate goals.
Los Angeles Times
March 2, 2021, 12pm PST
Recent analysis by TransitCenter quantifies the effects of the pandemic for the 150 largest U.S. transit systems.
TransitCenter
Blog post
March 1, 2021, 5am PST
Have all cities lost people due to COVID-19, or just a few high-cost ones?
Michael Lewyn
February 26, 2021, 7am PST
Google's newest partnership offers contactless parking meter payments and transit fare purchases.
TechCrunch
February 18, 2021, 10am PST
A new book from the "Rethinking Streets" series identifies 25 quick redesigns cities can use to reconfigure streets for the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rethinking Streets During COVID-19
Feature
February 18, 2021, 7am PST
Six components of a strategic plan for city and regions to guide their short-term actions for equitable economic recovery from the pandemic.
Alisa Pyszka, Kim Zeuli
Blog post
February 17, 2021, 12pm PST
The latest in a series of compendia gathering news and analysis about the effects of the COVID-19 on the built and natural environments—now and long into the future.
James Brasuell
Blog post
February 16, 2021, 12pm PST
Some scientists and city officials are moving ahead with a different way to track the virus’s spread: wastewater testing.
Devin Partida
February 15, 2021, 11am PST
The pandemic and political mismanagement are continuing to have an effect on the 2020 Census.
NPR
February 10, 2021, 12pm PST
The funding in the draft stimulus funding package making its way through Congress falls short of the total requested by the American Public Transportation Association, but would go a long way to helping transit agencies weather the pandemic.
TransitCenter