The NGA Center for Best Practices teams and divisions develop innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges. The center is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation’s governors.

Coronavirus Response

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 or view some of the memo we have prepared for governors as they respond to these crises.

Most Recent Memos

  • COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures for Elections
    This memorandum provides an overview of practices implemented by election officials and considerations for Governors to help reduce the risks of spreading COVID19 for the upcoming election. (View/Download) Background As states, commonwealths, and territories prepare for the 2020 general election, protecting voters and election workers’ health and well-being while safeguarding voting options’ […]
  • State Actions Addressing COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities
    This table provides an overview of notable state actions to address COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. (View/Download) This table provides an overview of notable state actions to address COVID-19 in long-term care (LTC) facilities, including links to relevant guidance or related resources for each state. For the purposes of this table, LTC […]
  • State Guidance for Halloween, Día de los Muertos and other Fall Activities during COVID-19
    This list addresses statewide guidance for Halloween, Día de los Muertos, and Fall activities during COVID-19 and does not address county or municipal guidance. Please note this list is not exhaustive of statewide actions. CDC Holiday Guidance States’ Guidance Alabama Alaska Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Hawai’i Illinois Iowa […]
  • Policy Scan of States Driver’s License Rules Ahead of the Election
    The following document is intended to provide references to state statutes, regulations, executive orders, policies, and other resources that are currently in the public domain. This document is not an exhaustive list. This document primarily draws from publicly available information and, therefore, may not fully reflect the policy or practices of states […]
  • Guidance on Reopening Businesses
    As stay-at-home orders are being lifted and as pressure mounts to reopen businesses, states should consider the types of regulations they will enforce and guidance they will provide to businesses in order to ensure a safe reopening of the economy. These regulations and guidance should take into account how the unique operations […]

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Meetings Materials


State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce Now


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.

DOWNLOAD: State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce Now