Categories and descriptions:

  • Citizen safety net – anything pertaining to supporting individuals, whether it’s money, housing, avoiding service shut-off, etc (this may overlap with other categories)
  • Education and schools – includes closures, decisions made to support educational personnel, or resources for parents of schoolchildren now at home
  • Government services – includes building closures, decisions made on suspending specific services, digital methods for people to use government, etc
  • Government staffing – includes decisions about staff working remotely, changes in how government staff meet, anything government is doing to support their own staff
  • Health insurance – guidelines or requirements for how health insurance companies should act during the crisis; other government decisions pertaining to insurance, coverage, or access
  • Housing – includes restrictions on evictions and foreclosures, changes in guidelines on housing costs, government support for housing stability, etc
  • Price gouging – includes government decisions made to limit price gouging by individuals or business
  • Public communication – new ways government is communicating with people (e.g. texts, new websites, etc), virtual town halls and meetings, other outreach and engagement
  • Public health services & support – anything government is doing to expand health services, promote access to care, support hospitals/clinics and personnel, etc
  • Public infrastructure – decision made about water, sanitation, power, etc, including ending shut-offs
  • Small business support – anything being done to help business weather the crisis
  • Social distancing policies – includes bans on public meetings, guidelines for gatherings or being out in public, etc
  • State of Emergency – a declaration of emergency at any level of government
  • Testing – anything pertaining to coronavirus testing specifically, whether funding, expanding access, or other
  • Vulnerable populations – anything specific to seniors, the homeless, or other populations especially hard-hit by a crisis like this

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