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During the worldwide coronavirus pandemic and public health crisis, many local, state and federal offices are working to fill supply gaps in health care resources, personal protective equipment, and other needs. Manufacturers across the United States are racing to fill those gaps and, in some cases, are re-engineering their processes to make items in short supply.

The National Governors Association and the nation’s governors are working together to provide an online hub for businesses and other organizations with supplies or services to connect with states officials regarding critical needs. We will be updating this page daily.

If your organization can help, or your state needs more information, please contact us below.


COVID-19 Testing and Data Response Platform. A coalition of public, private, and non-profit organizations are offering state and local governments a free COVID-19 Testing and Data Response Platform. The platform provides an end-to-end integrated COVID-19 test management process, including online COVID-19 risk screening and critical symptom evaluation, test scheduling, test site management, and data analytics and dashboarding for use by test site managers and public health officials. The coalition partners are Accenture, Adobe, Oracle, Splunk, NuHarbor Security, Alliance for Innovation, City of San Jose, WhyLine, and Globant.

Roche Diagnostics, a division of the Roche Group, developed and manufactured large numbers of high-volume molecular tests to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. Roche has distributed millions of these diagnostic tests to more than 90 hospital and reference laboratories across the U.S. and is continuing to ship additional tests weekly. Roche recently received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for a new antibody test, the Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2. The antibody test can assess if a person was exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This test may be used to better understand the spread of COVID-19 disease and help determine if individuals are at risk of being infected and infecting others. Roche will soon begin shipping antibody tests to hospital and reference labs across the country.

Vault Health has launched new saliva-based at home COVID-19 testing in collaboration with Rutgers Clinical Genomics Laboratory (RUCDR Infinite Biologics). This COVID-19 test has been granted emergency use authorization from the FDA for at-home use. The test is available in all 50 states and Washington, DC. This at-home test option for states provides an efficient alternative that: 1) Overcomes physical limitations of space, capacity and municipal resources to implement and manage local testing infrastructures 2) Eliminates exposure risk between patient and provider 3) Eliminates waste of scarce PPE.


Delta’s Cargo division established a formal program to repurpose its grounded passenger fleet to fly cargo-only shipments to help keep commerce moving worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delta is also offering free flights for Medical volunteers to hot spots around the country. If interested in having your state participate contact Dana Debel, Dana.debel@delta.com

GovShop Covid-19 Supplier Data

Find and research a comprehensive and vetted list of  Covid-19 Supplier and Contract data on the GovShop supplier intelligence platform.  Covid-19 categories including testing kits, PPE, ventilators, disinfectants, and pharmaceuticals.  Go here to see full resources. 

Procurated, the supplier ratings and review platform built for the public sector, has launched a free tool called COVID Vendor Check to help governments, educational institutions and non-profits vet suppliers selling coronavirus related goods and services. States can report privately and securely on their supplier experiences to help other states make well-informed purchasing decisions.

Alpha CHECKPOINT is a forensic testing company based out of Rochester, NY since 2000. They have switched complete focus to supporting the needs of front-line workers. They have a direct partnership with PPE manufacturers providing them access to high volumes of surgical masks, N95s, KN95s, 3ply procedure masks, medical coveralls, sanitizer and face shields.

American Medical Depot (AMD)

The Spectrashield™ N95 Respirator is approved for 14-day use in the EU and 28-day use in Canada.  American Medical Depot (AMD) is Nexera’s exclusive US and primary worldwide distributor. The Spectrashield™ N95 Respirator is FDA approved for “extended wear” and for its antiviral and antibacterial properties, rendering it sterile at time of disposal. 

Apparel Works International LLC Apparel Works has a large quantity of masks available that can be delivered in 7 to 10 days. They also have access to polypropylene isolation coveralls, patient gowns and scrubs. 

NGA Partner Covanta has multiple mail-back services to protect employees and the public from accidental COVID-19 exposure. As states begin reopening, businesses, governments, and organizations will be testing employees and decontaminating their offices for the first time which will create a new waste stream. Accidental exposure may happen through discarded personal protection equipment (PPE) from test sites, sharps waste from antibody testing, COVID-19 site decontamination waste and future medical waste from mass vaccinations sites.  These mail back products provide organizations with solutions that are mobile, compliant and require no on site logistics.

Domestic Medical Supply Coalition is a network of manufacturing partners who will in productive coalition, manufacture and supply desperately needed PPE. All of their production is Domestic. Their goal is to not only help every medical facility in need during these coming months, but also protect every citizen. They have face masks, face shields, isolation gowns and hand sanitizer with delivery available in 5-7 business days.

Ford has retooled a Michigan facility to manufacture face shields. In addition to donating them across the country to hospitals, Ford has begun ramping up production to offer them in larger quantities for sale directly to states for $4 per unit, which includes shipping. Ford can begin fulfilling orders the week of April 27th.

Make Medical, LLC, has developed a solution, VentMI or Ventilate Multiple Individuals, to help provide mechanical ventilation to two or more patients from a single ventilator.

Modern Plastics

Modern Plastics, an ISO Certified company, has Face Shields and Intubation boxes available and is producing hundreds of thousands of these on a daily basis.  Click here for more information.

Obnostic, LLC, headed by David Thaw, is working with its partner ALG Systems and has access to PPEs manufactured in South Korea. More information here.


TEMPTRAQ is an FDA approved remote temperature monitoring medical device that is accurate and effective in early fever detection. Real time temperature information is sent to the wearer’s iPhone or to a centralized command center, without the need for manual testing. This 72-hour soft patch, the size of a band aid, is part of FEMA’s responders Personal Protection Equipment list. Monitors both while on and off the job. Provides an early detection of a temperature change which allows for immediate removal from the location or alerts wearer not to come to the facility to work. It is also used for hospital in patient care saving valuable staff time from manually monitoring patients and potential exposure. Click here for more information. 

World Precision Instruments (WPI)

World Precision Instruments (WPI) has the following supplies available: Facemasks, Respirators, Gowns, Coveralls, Facial Shields, Goggles, Gloves, and Transport & Invasive Ventilators. Full list of products here.

  • Contact: supply@wpiinc.com, Guillaume Pinguet (786) 704-1373 / William Slagle (904) 515-8613

Community Resources 

Headspace, the mindfulness and meditation app, is here to offer support during these tough and challenging times. The app gives access to over 1200+ hours of guided meditations, mindful exercises, cardio, sleep content, exercises for kids, and more.

Starting May 2020, Headspace is giving away free, one-year subscriptions to all unemployed people in the United States in an effort to help support and mitigate the psychological effects of a rising jobless rate in the wake of COVID-19. Headspace is also free for health care professionals and all K-12 teachers, school administrators, and supporting staff. Click here for more information.

Helping Hands connects senior citizens, the immunocompromised, and people with pre-existing medical conditions with healthy volunteers to help deliver groceries, medicine, and other necessary supplies to empower everyone to stay healthy.

HOPE Homeowners Hotline offers free financial advice for those economically impacted, and to help homeowners avoid foreclosure and stay current on their mortgage payments. 

  • Dial 888-995-HOPE (888-995-4673) 

Neighbor Express is a platform for government entities and nonprofits that connect at-risk residents with essential services including meals, groceries, and ad-hoc deliveries. Through Neighbor Express, vulnerable community members can request frozen meals, order their usual groceries, or ask for other help they may need. With this service, teams can easily connect at-risk residents with the foods and services they need through the help of a volunteer database.

NGA Partner New York Life is partnering with Cigna to create a $100 million Brave of Heart Fund to provide financial and emotional support to the families of healthcare workers and volunteers nationwide who lose their lives to COVID-19.  The Fund honors the selfless commitment of doctors, nurses, technicians, orderlies, cafeteria workers, custodians, and others across the country who are risking their lives to care for the health and wellness of COVID-19 patients.

Nextdoor ensures important resources are available at the neighborhood level. Neighbors use Nextdoor to exchange useful information, coordinate volunteer activity, and keep in touch with each other. The platform can also be used to share information about grocery store hours set aside for elderly and at-risk individuals, and basic necessities needed during periods of home isolation. 

Pandemic EBT Assistance

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act authorized Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT), a program that allows families whose children qualify for free and reduced-price meals at school to receive replacement food benefits on an EBT card. Data that shows who is eligible are spread across multiple sources, and need to be aggregated, standardized, and matched. In some cases, data might not exist at all to issue P-EBT benefits to eligible populations. Many states are working with legacy systems or planning to stand up new digital applications. U.S. Digital Response (USDR) and Code for America (CFA) have partnered to provide technical support to state social services agencies at no cost to states. You can see the digital application they built with California here.

Economic Recovery

NGA Partner American Institutes for Research can support state policy makers on issues of school finance and equity including evaluating state school finance systems, determining the cost of instructional delivery, and developing solutions to develop budgets for school districts and distribute funding in an equitable and transparent manner. AIR’s education finance experts can help states develop models of projected funding shortfalls, calculate accurate operational costs of providing adequate educational services across diverse arrays of districts and charter schools, and recommend actionable funding reforms that can be implemented within existing state finance structures to promote adequate and equitable opportunities for students.

NGA Partner Alvarez & Marsal, a turnaround/restructuring firm with significant public sector experience, can help states find costs savings and maintain and improve vital services during economic downturns.  A&M has helped with statewide cost savings for states with unexpected sharp revenue declines; helped overcome massive Medicaid deficits while maintaining and improving service levels; found significant savings from education overhead that was then redirected to classrooms; helped states to maximize revenue without raising taxes via more efficient federal funds management and other mechanisms.

NGA Partner Intuit’s TurboTax launched a free, Stimulus Registration product designed to help millions of Americans who are not required to file a tax return to easily register with the IRS to get their stimulus money. According to the IRS, 80% of Americans are eligible to receive a stimulus payment. For the tens of millions of taxpayers, who have already filed a 2019 tax return or are Social Security Recipients, there is no action needed. They can easily find out how much they can expect to receive through the TurboTax Stimulus check calculator.

NGA Partner McKinsey put together a guide for state and local governments on how to maximize the Federal Government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.


American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)

AHLA is helping to match and streamline the process for willing hotel properties to connect with federal, state and local governments. AHLA has launched a national “Hospitality for Hope” database at the federal level with Health & Human Services, as well as at the local level with industry partner state associations. Local, state and federal government officials will be able to search willing properties based on geographic location. More information is available on their press release.

Ashford Inc. is a provider of asset management and other services to companies within the hospitality industry. Currently, Ashford serves as the advisor to Ashford Hospitality Trust and Braemar Hotels & Resorts, which own a combined 130 hotels with more than 28,000 rooms. Ashford’s portfolio of hotels wants to support local, state and federal efforts in response to COVID-19 by offering discounted room rates or alternative utilization of its assets. 


BestGEN can supply slide-in rooms to place in convention centers/open spaces as well as a turnkey modular hospital, including nurses’ stations, triage rooms, etc., with the ability to set up 1000-room temporary hospital in very short order.  Their hospital rooms are fully finished, inside and out, and designed as plug-and-play.  Interested parties can have as few as two rooms or as many as 1000 rooms together.  These units can sit right in a parking lot and can be stacked multiple stories high. The stand-alone units also can be repurposed after the crisis to serve as homeless/veterans housing.


BROAD has combined their expertise in prefabricated structural material and experience with HVAC and air purification to develop a unite Negative Pressure Isolation (NPI) facility. These NPI facilities can be an extension to an existing hospital, or a standalone, isolated treatment facility. They can construct a building of any height up to three floors per day. The NPI system provides 100% fresh air with no recycled air to prevent cross viral infection, along with electrostatic cleaning and ozone technology to deliver comprehensive disinfection and prevent cross infection which is such a danger to medical staff today. Click here for more information and here for pricing information.

CarpeVita USA’s protective testing booths can help keep healthcare workers safe, while reducing the need to change masks and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) between patients. The booths are ideal for COVID19 testing sites and can be shipped to any location. They are made in the USA using a high-quality extruded aluminum frame, polycarbonate sides and full length medical-grade isolator gloves. Click here for more information. 

Denihan is a nationally recognized, independent owner and operator of luxury and boutique hotels in New York City distinguished by more than 50 year and generations of family leadership in the hospitality industry and greater community. They have 5 locations in New York city, all FEMA certified, with 500 hotel rooms available.

Derse has the ability to immediately provide structures and support scalable healthcare solutions for patient care in response to COVID-19. These scalable solutions may be used in enclosed facilities or tent structures supported by generator power, which Derse can also provide. Uses include wall partitions, temporary overflow rooms, nursing stations, and negative pressure treatment rooms.  Derse has full custom fabrication capabilities at its six locations in the U.S. 

Modular Building Institute (MBI)

NGA Partner MBI can tap into their members to rapidly deploy a full array of building solutions, across the country, from temporary to permanent facilities that can be used for things like, temporary testing, doctors’ offices, housing, hospitals, whatever the need may be. These buildings are built to meet state and international building codes. Visit their Crisis Response Page for more information.

Modular Mobilization Coalition (MMC) 

MMC can deliver patient care rooms at 2,000 beds in 3 weeks and 10,000 beds in 6 weeks. The ward style layout allows for up to 5 beds per module. Their industry coalition of 25 small business modular construction companies has a collective 30 factories nationwide. Post-crisis, these modules can then be repurposed into permanent supportive and/or affordable housing.

The National ATM Council

The National ATM Council is able to provide container hospitals as an emergency medical solution for states. For more information, click here.

OYO Hotels

OYO Hotels is offering free stays at its more than 300 hotels in the United States to medical personnel engaged in the COVID-19 battle.

PharMerica delivers comprehensive pharmacy services to long-term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and health care systems. Their nearly 3,000 PharMerica employees provide care to nearly 225,000 Americans from across over 120 pharmacies located throughout the country. They know that state and local leaders are looking to institutional pharmacies as essential partners in ensuring their long-term care populations receive their medication administration in a safe and efficient manner.  PharMerica’s national scale is available to partner with states in serving the patients and residents during the COVID-19 pandemic by assisting with setting up temporary pharmacy locations or providing services in traditional facility settings.


Prologis has offered several of their real estate properties to communities to be used as pop-up hospitals. These properties are in the following 11 states: CA, FL, GA, IL, KY, MD, NJ, OH, PA, TX and WA.


QualTek, one of the largest providers of turnkey services, can help with feeding and housing in times of crises. They can set up basecamps, transport logistics, fueling, network maintenance, power restoration, generator installation and maintenance.


America’s largest network of parking, mobility and urban logistics hubs, has parking real estate assets available for drive-through testing, mobile, pop-up health facilities, and temporary isolation units. In addition to their own resources, they have partnered with other parking industry leaders LAZ, ABM, and SP+ to ensure the best coverage possible for this response effort.

Seritage Growth Properties

Seritage Growth Properties has a list of potential sites, parking lots and buildings, available for use to assist with the COVID-19 efforts.

T C Millwork, Inc

Using their existing technology and readily available materials, T C Millwork, Inc. has developed their new Patient Health Room. It is a temporary healthcare privacy structure that ships as a knock-down kit and is easily and quickly assembled on site.  As needs arise for patient segregation, the PHR will allow just that, all with contemporary aesthetics and easy to clean finishes (antimicrobial finishes available). Click here for their capability statement.


thl is an RV rental company with over 2000 vehicles in the U.S.  Operating the El Monte RV and Road Bear RV brands, thl has provided RVs to support the community within a number of situations related to COVID-19 crisis. With over 50 years’ experience, thl can assist with initial provision and setup of RVs, as well as providing an ongoing servicing program for any RVs that have been deployed. They have operations in California, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Kentucky, and have the network to support other states as needed.

Trestle-Aimbridge COVID-19 Housing Offer

Trestle Health and Housing LLC has collaborated with Aimbridge Hospitality to deliver additional room capacity to blunt the anticipated COVID-19 surge over the next few weeks and months. They have vetted 700 hotels across the country and have access to over 103,000 hotel rooms in urban, as well as suburban and rural locations. They are providing states with discounted room rates, meal options, leveraging of in-place resources and access to key property management staff. Here is the list of hotels available.

Veterans Technology Systems (VTS)

VTS offers an immediate solution to testing and diagnosing COVID-19 as well as geographically tracking the disease’s progression. Minimizing the time to get test results by testing for the coronavirus in real-time, eliminating the 3 to 5-day waiting period, and returning accurate results within 2 hours. VTS manufactures mobility pods, or mobile laboratories, designed to quickly detect pathogens such as the Ebola virus and now the coronavirus. Each pod is self-contained and compact – built to fit the back of an average-sized pickup truck or trailer – and USA CDC BSL 1 thru 4 compliant.

Data/Tech/Cybersecurity Resources

Advancia Technologies, with its partner RingMD, is offering COVID-19 risk mitigation solutions and telehealth services to support a wide range of military and government agencies. With more than 20 years of experience in crisis response management and healthcare staffing, they use digital triage in conjunction with an information management platform and professional services to assess and triage at risk populations, perform contact tracing, remotely follow quarantined patients, and provide continuous access to care in situations where access to the hospital or clinic is difficult.  Their telehealth staffing service includes physician, nursing and other public health and care coordination resources. For more information, please click here.

AvaSure can provide an essential tool to protect caregivers, enhance patient wellbeing and reduce the use of PPE stores by minimizing patient room entries and utilizing a remote patient safety monitoring system. For more information, please click here.

C19 Explorer is a decision support tool for public officials providing an interactive dashboard with publicly available data sources to model, monitor, and inform key public health and social drivers impacting re-opening plans. C19 is a free, publicly available utility developed by NGA Partner Anthem in collaboration with xy.ai, doc.ai, OMNY, and CloudMedX.

Cloudreach is a global cloud service provider with cutting edge expertise in cloud engineering, data analytics, & cybersecurity. They offer a state data analytics & visualization platform that tracks pandemic status and projections, supply utilizations, traffic patterns, emergency vehicles, executive orders, and more. It creates an easily digestible dashboard so States can plan and implement strategies during this trying time.

Covid Act Now is a disease intelligence platform that helps state and local governments make data-informed COVID-19 decisions. Covid Act Now analyzes COVID-19 reopening metrics — R(t) (aka “R effective”), test positivity, and available ICU capacity — on a state and county level and using state and county data. Covid Act Now also models COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths on a state and county level calibrated to local actuals.

The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic compiles and publishes high-quality, state-level data essential to understanding and responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. This includes the only national testing and hospitalization datasets. All the data is open and free for use through an API; inquiries from state officials can be directed to Alexis Madrigal at states@covidtracking.com.

NGA Partner Deloitte has released two sets of information regarding cybersecurity during the COVID-19 crisis, including a COVID Cyber Infographic and a guide to Sustaining Organizational Cyber Hygiene Amid COVID-19 Disruption. Additionally, Deloitte is supporting states on planning for fraud by creating solutions around detection and prevention. Using broad capabilities across several support areas, including forensic investigation, cybersecurity assessment, and threat intelligence, Deloitte is leveraging analytics to prioritize urgent needs for state systems while laying the groundwork to enable the effective detection and deterrence of more sophisticated bad actors. Reach out to the Deloitte contact below to learn more.

NGA Partner Esri is offering free access to GIS software and assistance to respond to the COVID crisis.  Mapping and location analytics technology is helping states, FEMA, CDC, and other organizations make data-driven decisions to monitor hot spots, wisely allocate resources, locate testing facilities, visualize models and keep the public informed.  Esri is already working with a number of organizations to create data and tools and has assembled a COVID-19 GIS Hub of free resources including operational dashboards, repeatable templates, ready to use data and models, a business continuity solution and a growing collection of best practice examples to speed progress.  These focused COVID-19 resources can work with and extend the GIS capabilities already in use across the states.

Facebook has launched their Data for Good program, the helps academics and non-governmental organizations understand population movements through aggregated data. These include improved co-location insights, trends on staying near home and a social connectedness index. 

HealthStream is offering to assist states at no cost in preparing volunteer caregivers for Alternative Care Sites (ACS). HealthStream’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Program can be used free of charge for a 90-day period for emergency cross training, safety training, and onboarding. This program includes compliance, safety, clinical education, and coding courses.

NGA Partner IBM Corporation is helping government agencies, healthcare organizations and academic institutions throughout the world use AI to put critical data and information into the hands of their people. States are using IBM’s Watson Assistant to provide answers to questions on Unemployment Insurance, HHS benefits, schedule meal deliveries for Seniors and COVID testing appointments. Text and Voice capability and multiple languages for some of the implementations. More information here Request access to Watson Assistant for Citizens.

Granicus, which owns govDelivery and is owned by Vista Equity Partners, can set up email distribution over the next 60 days in the next 24 hours to start communicating COVID-19 content with citizens who receive local, state and federal communications.

Federation of American Scientists, in partnership with the NYUGovLab, has developed a website that automatically populates answers to common coronavirus-related questions, and if there isn’t an answer to the question, prompts an option to email a list of over 600 scientists affiliated with the National Science Policy Network who will provide evidence-based answers. 

Several states have integrated this tool onto their website, but states should feel free just to link to the main FAS site from their own. FAS and NYUGovLab can also help seamlessly incorporate the site onto on existing one if that is of interest.

LLamasoft is offering access to their cloud platform (used by Fortune 500, US DoD, USAID, etc.) and experienced consulting team to help model, analyze and optimize the COVID-19 supply chain operations. Use cases can include (a) placement and balancing of ventilator assets, PPE’s and testing supplies, (b) logistics strategy for reaching the maximum patients, (c) what-if analysis to dynamically run scenarios based on evolving case growth and demographics.

Lumina’s AI-driven Radiance platform helps predict and understand coronavirus spread, allowing state and local officials to confidently allocate resources ahead of the next virus hot spot.  Radiance is a search engine enabled by a super computer, and has the ability to conduct hundreds of thousands of searches simultaneously against a variety of datasets, including open source internet data and client provided datasets. Radiance identifies risk of spread by correlating data from these sources against its Coronavirus Behavioral Affinity Model (BAM), which encompasses more than 50 phrases, across 14 languages – all related to coronavirus risk. The real-time results are prioritized for easy analysis and can be used to create comprehensive visualizations through a dashboard and heatmap of reported cases/symptoms across your state.

Medallia has put together a special offer for Government Organizations to help combat and recover from COVID-19. The three technologies listed below are free to Government Organizations for 90-days (implementation included):

  • Medallia Digital – through this communication channel, data is collected on the website directly from residents letting Governors know where to allocate resources. 
  • Text Analytics uses machine and human learning to automatically analyze text feedback, so states can understand what matters most to their constituents, and what they can do about it. This is currently being evaluated by the White House Task Force based on prior work VA has done with Text Analytics. Medallia can analyze data states already have. 
  • Crowdicity is an ‘Idea Creation Platform’. In practical terms, it allows Medallia to create segmented audiences and pose challenges to them. Ideas are then shared among the closed group who can give a thumbs up to the ideas that resonate the most and find ways to overcome challenges.

Learn more about how Medallia is assisting WHO/ICC and the UK Government with their COVID-19 response.  To learn more about these offerings click here.

The Oracle COVID-19 Therapeutic Learning System for States (TLS) is offering this free as states work on the front lines to beat COVID-19.  The TLS is an online system that allows physicians to record COVID-19 patients’ daily progress, treatment therapies and outcomes.  Collection of this real-world data from the state will augment current and future clinical trials of drugs being used to treat COVID-19.  The TLS provides analytics on patient symptoms, therapies, treatment outcomes, use of critical resources such as ventilators, number of days in treatment and whether inpatient or outpatient.  The data may be broken down by different demographics as well as by county.  The analytics are available on a dashboard that is updated constantly.

Palantir Technologies is offering free services to help Governors get immediate access to a common operating picture to make informed, data-driven decisions on how to effectively allocate resources in their states, as they address COVID-19. They have partnered with the CDC and HHS on response efforts for COVID-19 and are able to rapidly integrate, synthesize, and analyze information from federal agencies, states, local hospitals and health agencies, as well as commercial suppliers, so Governors and their teams can make critical decisions at speed. 

NGA Partner Proofpoint has released a Threat Snapshot that examines malicious coronavirus-related cyber activity across the U.S. and Europe. They also have a resourceCoronavirus/COVID-19-Related Payment Lures on the Rise – which examines the emergence of social engineering campaigns that use the promise of coronavirus-related relief payments as lures for malware and other criminal activity. Additionally, they have compiled a consumer protection resource: Six Ways to Protect Yourself From COVID-19 Payment Fraud Attempts.

NGA Partner SAS can format real time data analysis (and provide visualization and dashboards) to help state and local COVID TASK FORCES and public health agencies track COVID-19 case reports, test results, identify presumptive cases earlier as well as at-risk patients and communities, integrate state and local data for more efficient healthcare emergency management, ensure labs are operating within capacity, enhance real time insights into critical needs areas such as hospital capacity, and ensure those individuals who test positive have access to treatment.

Stanford ‘Covid Watch’ Tool for Peer-to-Peer Contact Notification A non-profit out of Stanford developed an open source method of decentralized contact alerts to help combat COVID-19 in a privacy preserving way using a mobile app and a secure Bluetooth protocol. The app’s underlying cryptographically-secure Bluetooth protocol is being shared in an alliance of open source teams across the world, including MIT Safe Paths, which has support from the WHO. Covid Watch is ready for small scale pilots using a Bluetooth-only system this week, for states who are interested in providing the self-reporting app on a small scale (<10,000) to essential workers.

  • If you’d like to partner with this organization, you can reach out to Tina White at crwhite@stanford.edu.

U.S. Digital Response (USDR)  is a nonpartisan effort that connects experienced technology teams to public servants for quick, free assistance in response to the COVID-19 crisis. USDR carefully matches highly skilled volunteers with state and local governments to strengthen decision-making and support the delivery of critical services to the public at scale. As the impact of COVID-19 expands and states’ needs evolve, USDR adapts its solutions to offer support through direct staffing, consultation, custom built tools, and shared resources. USDR’s database of more than 5,000 qualified, experienced professionals offers diverse expertise including user research and design, back-end engineering (including mainframe engineering skills), product management, and data science. You can learn more about U.S. Digital Response at www.USDigitalResponse.org.

Small business and Workforce Resources

NGA Partner Adobe has released various resources to support remote work, particularly Adobe Webinars. Here is how Utah is utilizing these services. They are also offering a free 90-day access to Adobe Connect, their web and video-conferencing solution. Finally, they have expanded their online free PDF offering through Adobe Document Cloud to create and compress up to 10 PDFs per day

NGA Partner American Institutes for Research has expertise in the area of occupational licensing, adult workforce training programs and creating human capital solutions.  As states consider relaxing licensing requirements in various fields, their staff are well positioned to serve as a resource.  Where states and businesses are struggling to fill essential roles, their team can help organizations realign staff assignments based on baseline skills and responsibilities or create integrated education training programs that provide workers with both content training as well as soft skills that are critical for success in the workplace.  

NGA Partner Comcast is hosting several webinars to support businesses of all sizes as they navigate the current environment. The services will include strategies on how to rethink short and long-term goals and how to leverage technology to remain productive with operations. More information and registration details are available here

COVID Loan Info is a tool that helps organizations determine eligibility for small business loans covered under the COVID-19 stimulus package. The tool prompts users one question at a time to determine which programs they qualify for and how they can access assistance. States can add this tool to their websites to help reduce the volume of requests coming through their local agencies.

NGA Partner Esri is offering free GIS mapping software and instructional activities available for instruction for all K12 schools, with special guidance for parents and teachers during the pandemic. Students in higher ed can license ArcGIS software for instruction for free through August 31, and there is guidance for students and instructors during the pandemic.

Healthcare Workforce Logistics, a Jackson Healthcare company has developed a specialized solution that leverages proprietary technology and crisis management expertise to assist healthcare delivery organizations and States in responding to surge staffing requirements due to COVID19. They have an established group of more than 100+ healthcare staffing agencies contracted to deliver physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals required to assist with managing any COVID19 response.  In addition, they have the capability to provide executive, interim management, and project management resources to assist with getting and any facility expansion or “pop up” hospital up and running.  If there is a need, they can connect the state response team to their agency consortium within 24 hours.

NGA Partner Intuit’s QuickBooks launched The Small Business Relief Initiative to support small businesses across the country including information on how to apply for Paycheck Protection Program loans. They also have prepared comprehensive guides for business owners.

NGA Partner LinkedIn, for roles focused on pandemic relief (identified based on job title such as ‘nurses’, ‘doctors’ or ‘medical assistants’), is making all Jobs free for 3 months and they will be shown front and center on our Jobs page to reach members with relevant skills as quickly as possible, and any member with the right skills will receive alerts and emails that inform them of these open roles. They’re also scaling their Recruiting for Good program to meet urgent hiring needs. LinkedIn recruiting organization is volunteering their time to help organizations that are looking to fill critical volunteer and full-time positions to support COVID-19 response. They have also increased the number of LinkedIn Learning courses available to the public as individuals are seeking to navigate career strategies in the current job market.

Kabbage has launched an online Hub where any business can sign up to sell gift certificates online, and anyone can purchase them to support participating small businesses.  

Fundation is a credit solutions provider focused on serving small business customers through partnerships. They can help create a streamlined digital lending process so states can deploy loans or grants using a program that the state would create to help ensure small businesses have the funding they need quickly. 

NGA Partner McKinsey has complied a website with tips to help states manage and streamline the surge in unemployment services.

The Pilot Application for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PAPUA) is a replicable statewide benefits claims system that helps simplify the PUA application process. To the applicant, PAPUA reduces confusion and allows personal information to be inputted. To the state, it provides a customizable form and an efficient way to route a high volume of unemployment applications. The PAPUA form and data operate on a secure, cloud-based host to reduce strain on state systems.

Remote Work and Learning Resources

NGA Partner Adobe is now enabling students to have free personal in-home access to Adobe Creative Cloud in place of their schools’ in-classroom licenses to keep coursework, teamwork, and student progress on track. In addition, they have curated their distance learning resources through Adobe’s Education Exchange – their free online resource for educators.

NGA Partner American Institutes for Research can offer assistance as a thought partner to state leaders on the development of their plans and applications for stimulus funds as well as managing stakeholder engagement and vendor outreach.  Their team is currently offering supports to help state and local leaders through virtual communities of practice, webinars, podcasts, and publications in order to help staff improve services for distance learning and social emotional supports for children, families, and staff in education settings.  Their staff are working closely with K-12 and adult learning organizations through the federally and foundation funded centers they operate.

Computer Science Online is an in-depth website for potential and current students considering a career with computers, software engineering, and more. They believe it’s important that individuals are well informed before investing in a college education For more information about pursuing a career in computer science or in anything related to tech, please check out these resources Online Software Engineering Career GuideFund Your Online Computer Science DegreeComputer Science Programs Before College

NGA Partner ITI have a resource page that complies everything from free platforms that can help teachers connect with students to guidance on how to optimize managing a team of employees remotely. These tools and resources are available to communities, educators, employers, and governments to help face challenges associated with COVID-19.

NGA Partner Siemens Digital Industries is providing complimentary access to two sets of educational offerings (for K-12 and Higher Ed and Workforce Development) on TechforLearners.org –a searchable online database of education technology tools.

NGA Partner Siemens Foundation is providing more than 160 free Siemens STEM activities that meet national teaching standards for K-12 students. These engaging activities, made available in partnership with Discovery Education, can be sorted by grade level, category and career path on the Siemens STEM Day site including objectives, real-world tie-ins, materials needed, and step-by-step instructions.

NGA Partner The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has resources on what coronavirus means for the workplace, including telework strategies and impact of federal and state legislation on businesses.

Supply Coordination Hubs

BIO’s Coronavirus Hub and Healthcare Ready: Connections for supplies and resources will be facilitated by BIO in partnership with Healthcare Ready. For suppliers, please review the Hub’s FAQs and email hub@bio.org.

CivStart and City Innovate have partnered to identify top COVID-related govtech solutions and source problems for rapid procurement directly from state and local governments. All services in their COVID solution kit are free and serve a range of needs from getting government workflows online, to communicating with residents, to protecting essential workers.

NGA Partner IBM values its decades-long partnership with public sector agencies supporting mission critical systems, enabling both their steady-state work serving the American people and their efforts to navigate crisis and emergency response. The COVID-19 response requires state agencies and health care providers to draw on a wide base of non-traditional manufacturing capacity to address enormous needs for personal protective equipment (PPE), medical supplies and equipment, and other needs. Many of these new suppliers are not connected to health care acquisition systems. IBM’s Rapid Supplier Connect helps organizations find new critical goods and PPE suppliers, see available inventories, and accelerate efforts to bring these suppliers into COVID-19 response supply chains while also establishing a view of that supply chain to quickly build trust and visibility into this rapidly evolving network.

MMCAP Infuse has established contracts and vendor relationships that enable government agencies to rapidly purchase PPE and other medical supplies, and pharmaceuticals. Membership to MMCAP Infuse is free, and the application will be expedited to provide access to a full breadth of products. As a government-operated GPO, MMCAP Infuse follows rigorous state government procurement regulations.

Project N95 is a non-profit rapid-response team that is helping governments and frontline organizations get PPE as quickly as possible. The team formed during the COVID-19 crisis to help organizations and governments navigate the chaotic PPE market. The recently launched Project N95 Marketplace rapidly connects frontline organizations with vetted supply using anonymous reverse auctions; suppliers receive RFQs and frontline organizations receive offers and can make purchases directly through the platform.

Project N95 specifically supports government PPE sourcing and procurement teams by providing the following:

  • Direct matching to PPE suppliers: Project N95 is continuously sourcing and vetting PPE suppliers in order to connect them to organizations with PPE needs.  If you currently have a specific need for PPE or other equipment, please submit the request here. Where it asks “How did you hear about us?” select “Other” and specify NGA.   
  • Real-time community-specific demand data: Project N95 has collected requests from frontline organizations in every U.S. State, the District of Columbia, and some territories, and is sharing with governmental officials data on which entities (hospitals/clinics/first responders/others) have made requests in their jurisdictions.

Government officials interested in accessing these resources for their state/local communitiesshould visit www.projectn95.org/govs or contact info@projectn95.org for more information.  

NGA Partner NASPO ValuePoint is actively gathering updates, including ordering information, from their Contractors with a focus on those items currently in high demand related to the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. masks, gloves, gowns, cleaning supplies, etc.) as well as for those ValuePoint Contracts that entities can utilize to help facilitate the work from home option. This information is included by category and will be reviewed and updated by the NASPO ValuePoint Team on a daily basis. Please contact Sarah Hilderbrand at shilderbrand@naspovaluepoint.org with any questions.

The C19 Coalition brings crucial partners together to help build an efficient, unified supply chain for PPE and lifesaving medical devices. State governments, corporations, manufacturers, non-profits, and individuals can connect to share and request resources and information. Their members are working on every part of the problem: supply, demand, fulfillment, logistics, funding, and information tracking. They use real-time updates about what every organization is doing in order to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.

By coordinating all emergency PPE crisis efforts, they help minimize the risk of misdirecting critical supplies to places that may need them less urgently, and increase their individual power exponentially. They are working together to ensure that every shipment of PPE sent is a life-saving shipment.

Since March, Coalition Partners have manufactured and distributed more than 100 million net new units of PPE across the country. The Coalition is working collaboratively with the National Governors Association (NGA) and directly with states like New Jersey to acquire more information about the greatest needs and how to activate public-private partnerships.

Supply Connector is a national searchable platform built to link manufacturers, material suppliers, and essential providers across the US with the vital materials, supplies, and connections they need during the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, Supply Connector will bolster continued collaboration, sharing of domestic resources, and the health of U.S. manufacturing in the wake of the crisis.

Through a searchable directory, Supply Connector helps:

  1. Manufacturers find the supplies and raw materials they need
  2. Device producers find additional manufacturers
  3. Essential providers find the finished goods they need
  4. Businesses find the supplies they need to reopen (sneeze guards, foot-operated door openers, etc.)

Supply Connector is a collaboration between industry professionals in NC and CO, including Status Forward, and Good Talk, with support from the Outdoor Industry Office for NC Growing Outdoors Partnership, North Carolina Outdoor Recreation Coalition, and the Outdoor Gear Builders.

COVID Help Network connects states, their health departments and health care facilities with medical device companies and non-medical manufacturers willing to retrofit their operations to provide emergency supplies for frontline health care workers.

Unemployment Insurance

Given the recent surge in unemployment insurance (UI) claims, state and local government agencies are reaching out to NGA Partner Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help UI systems scale up to meet demand using cloud, stand up new cloud-based call centers, improve services to citizens using chatbots and automation, and roll out other new applications in support of their highly strained environments. Examples of states utilizing AWS include the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (details here) and West Virginia (details here).

NGA Partner NIC Inc., has launched Unemployment Claim Services that directly address the requirements of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PAU).  The solutions can be used separately, all together and/or in addition to a state’s current UI system.  The unemployment solutions meet the new requirements for addressing the gig economy workers, supplement and enhance call center offerings, provide for required weekly claims filings and allow for a secure transfer of payment to individuals using ACH, PayPal or Venmo.   

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This is a list of commercial enterprises, nonprofit associations and individuals who have contacted NGA with offers to assist governors and state governments with the acquisition of goods and services related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  NGA has not screened, and does not endorse, the entities on this list.  State governments who wish to do business with a listed entity assume all of the legal risks and responsibilities, including a due diligence review of the entity and the product and service offered.  All state procurement policies, statutes, procedures, and regulations apply to any transaction entered into with a listed entity.  NGA makes no representations or endorsements of the products or services that are listed.  By using this list, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless NGA and its governing bodies, officers and employees from any and all loss, damage or liability arising out of or related to any transactions for goods and services that are listed.