( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention )

This article was excerpted from Techwire’s sister publication, Government Technology. It’s been edited for those in California public- and private-sector IT. 

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, I’ve curated some resources from around the Web for my state and local government network. I will do my best to keep this up to date over the coming days and weeks, and please email me if you have other resources I should add or best practices I should share.

You can track the spread of coronavirus through this interactive dashboard from Johns Hopkins and Esri, FAO, and NOAA.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Community Mitigation Strategy Template (PDF)

State and Local Government COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

Recent Federal Guidance (as of March 15)

Public Health Communicators Guide

COVID-19 INFORMATION DASHBOARDS

Altair Data Analytics remote work tools for data science, predictive analytics

ESRI Interactive dashboard from Johns Hopkin, FAO, and NOAA.

Granicus govCommunity free online community for tips, best practices

Splunk dashboard for coronavirus tracking + Github repository and companion app + corporate point of view (Splunk & Splunk4Good)

EXAMPLE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT RESPONSES

San Francisco Guidance

Santa Clara County Public Health Guidance

State of California Executive Order

Pandemic Communication Tip Infographic (Katie Nelson, Mountain View Police Department)

STATE AND LOCAL TELECOMMUTING POLICY EXAMPLES

City of Long Beach Telecommuting Pact, Safety Checklist

City of Palo Alto Flex & Alternative Work Policies

City of Pasadena Telecommuting Guidelines

City of San Francisco Telecommuting Policy and Program

City of San Rafael Remote Work Information

RESOURCES FROM STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATIONS

Local Government

US Conference of Mayors COVID-19 Resources for Mayors

National League of Cities (NLC) Resources for Local Government Leaders

Emerging Local Government Leaders COVID-19 Resources

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Coronavirus Resources

International City Managers Association (ICMA) COVID-19 Resources

County Government

National Association of Counties (NACo) Coronavirus Resources

State Government

National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Coronavirus Guidance

National Association of State Legislators — State Legislators & Staff Coronavirus Resources

National Governors Association (NGA) Coronavirus Resources

ADDITIONAL STATE AND LOCAL COVID-19 READING

Coronavirus News Dashboard (Axios) — Real-time updates 

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources — (Gary Price, Info Docket)

States Diverting to TeleworkGovTech 

Government Agencies Closing Non-Critical Functions — (Governing)

Gov Tech Events Around the Country Moving Online — (GovTech)

New Stimulus Plan Designed to Soften COVID-19 Economic Impact — (Governing)

A curated list of how cities are reaching out to citizens — (Seamless Docs)

In addition, the California Department of Public Health includes a vertical dedicated to COVID-19 resources.