Accurate, timely, and localized data are crucial resources for local health departments’ (LHD) fight against COVID-19. Antiracist Research & Policy Center and Data for Black Lives have mobilized to create the COVID Racial Data Tracker and to track states that are publicly reporting COVID-19 cases by race, respectively.
NACCHO launched its COVID-19 Data Lab, powered by Esri (featured below), to showcase available data that is geared toward the specific needs of LHDs. In this first iteration, LHDs will be able to utilize NACCHO’s new, interactive COVID-19 Dashboard to explore the extent of COVID-19 tests, cases, and deaths in their state and county.
This lab will also house Esri’s impact planning reports for U.S. states, territories, counties, and municipalities. These reports help LHDs better understand the demographics of the communities that are currently being impacted, the number of cases, and the average number of hospital beds. All 3,220 reports are currently available and provide unique information to assist in the planning and response to COVID-19.