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Governors have been on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus and our experts have been tracking state actions and identifying solutions to address both the public health and economic aspect of this crisis. For more please see our coronavirus response page.

Most Recent COVID-19 Resources

Phased Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines: State and Territorial Approaches

Phased Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines: State and Territorial Approaches

This table provides information on state and territorial plans for phased allocation of COVID-19 vaccines. As initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines is limited, Governors are focused on prioritizing certain high-risk ...
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COVID-19 Impacts on Justice-Involved Kids:  Lessons Learned from States

COVID-19 Impacts on Justice-Involved Kids: Lessons Learned from States

This issue brief highlights lessons learned and several overarching strategies from 2020 COVID-19 pandemic response efforts that Governor’s offices and state officials can utilize to address this pandemic within the ...
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State-Driven Initiatives to Support Moving to Value-Based Care in the Era of COVID-19

State-Driven Initiatives to Support Moving to Value-Based Care in the Era of COVID-19

This issue brief summarizes four key areas where state-driven strategies can standardize and streamline broader adoption of value-based payment models, supplemented by case examples and priority areas where additional federal ...
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Prioritizing Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations

Prioritizing Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations

Promising Practices from States to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities (View/Download) introduction Systemic inequities underpin disparities in COVID-19 risk and disease burden among historically marginalized populations across the United States ...
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BALANCING MEDICAID BUDGETS AND SERVING STATE RESIDENTS DURING A PANDEMIC

BALANCING MEDICAID BUDGETS AND SERVING STATE RESIDENTS DURING A PANDEMIC

This paper outlines key factors for Governors and state leaders to consider when balancing state budgets and making difficult decisions about funding Medicaid during the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent economic ...
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State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce Now


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The State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce Now presents three transformational objectives necessary to truly reimagine workforce policy and prepare all current and future workers for success in a technology-rich economy. To explore policy pathways that help achieve each transformation, use the arrows to rotate the policy pathways wheel and click “explore” to dive deeper. You’ll be able to learn more about each policy pathway and have access to over 150 state examples of how other states are using these policy pathways to achieve their education and workforce development goals.

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