COVID-19: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Current Information On Actions States/Territories Have Taken To Address The COVID-19 Pandemic; As Well As Advocacy, Policy, And Guidance Documents For Protecting Public Health And The Economy.

To find a COVID-19 vaccine visit the resource page for your state or territory, search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233.


Governors are effectively delivering state services to protect public health and to stimulate economic recovery and growth. The National Governors Association has provided platforms for Governors to communicate with each other and to easily follow what’s happening in other states across the country on a daily basis. We connect Governors and their key staff members with policy experts and thought leaders to help forge practical solutions to the challenges they face. Through our programs, we develop and share guidance so that Governors might find what works best to address the unique situations that arise in their states. By accessing the best information, communicating with federal and local levels of government, and learning from each another, Governors are successfully meeting today’s pressing challenges.

NGA COVID-19 Library

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children: Exploring Immunization Strategies for Individuals Under 12

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children: Exploring Immunization Strategies for Individuals Under 12

Governors have employed system-wide approaches and innovative procedures to protect health during the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper looks at ways to position the COVID-19 children's vaccine response to ensure equitable ...
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The Data Gets It Done

The Data Gets It Done

How States are Leveraging Data to Respond to and Recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic by Jess Kirchner, Jordan Hynes, and Belle Cuneo In the fight against COVID-19, one of the ...
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State and Local Government Groups Call on Congress to Provide Greater Flexibility with Relief Aid

State and Local Government Groups Call on Congress to Provide Greater Flexibility with Relief Aid

Big Seven State and Local Organizations Urge House to Pass Senate Bill Today the leading organizations that represent state and local governments — The United States Conference of Mayors, National ...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

The purpose of this memo is to provide an update on state COVID-19 vaccine incentives developed to increase vaccination rates across the country. Please note that vaccination incentives are a ...
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Governors Welcome Easing of Border Travel Restrictions

Governors Welcome Easing of Border Travel Restrictions

Today, the National Governors Association (NGA) welcomed the announcement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the opening of U.S. borders for vaccinated individuals beginning next month. This summer, ...
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Equity and Policy Preparedness During Public Health Emergencies

Equity and Policy Preparedness During Public Health Emergencies

Emergencies, by definition, occur suddenly and without warning. Whether the situation involves an infectious disease like the current COVID-19 pandemic—or a natural disaster like the brutal hurricanes of recent years—these ...
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Putting Policy Into Practice: State Actions For The Postsecondary Success Of Student Parents

Putting Policy Into Practice: State Actions For The Postsecondary Success Of Student Parents

Long before COVID-19, student parents needed a unique set of support systems to aid their efforts in pursuing postsecondary education—issues like food insecurity, housing instability, a lack of childcare, and ...
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Partnering With Tribal Nations For Covid-19 Vaccinations: A Case Study Of Alaska

Partnering With Tribal Nations For Covid-19 Vaccinations: A Case Study Of Alaska

Alaskan tribal communities and state leaders adapted existing vaccination infrastructure for co-leadership, communication, problem solving, and health care across a challenging landscape to support their COVID-19 response. (View/Download) Introduction Alaska’s ...
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Governors Hail FDA Approval of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine

Governors Hail FDA Approval of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine

Today, National Governors Association (NGA) Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey released the following statement: “We are pleased that the U.S ...
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State Strategies to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Rural Communities

State Strategies to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Rural Communities

This papers pulls together considerations and examples of best and promising practices for Governors, including building vaccine confidence through consistent, transparent and factual communication; establishing straightforward pathways for individuals to ...
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Information Campaigns and COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging: Applying Lessons Learned from the 2020 Election

Information Campaigns and COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging: Applying Lessons Learned from the 2020 Election

This memorandum identifies and describes several strategies states deployed to counter false information campaigns during the 2020 election and examines how they may augment states’ COVID-19 vaccine messaging efforts by ...
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A Case Study of The Virginia Covid-19 Equity Leadership Task Force And Health Equity Working Group

A Case Study of The Virginia Covid-19 Equity Leadership Task Force And Health Equity Working Group

This case study is part of a series that features innovative state practices to address health equity in COVID-19 response across the country. (Download) The Commonwealth of Virginia has integrated ...
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Contact Us

  • Timothy Blute, Director, NGA Center For Best Practices (tblute@nga.org; 202-624-7854)
  • Maribel Ramos, Government Relations (mramos@nga.org; 202-624-5378)

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This page includes memoranda, resources, trackers, and other materials developed by the National Governors Association (NGA) to assist governors and state governments with COVID-19 response efforts. These materials are intended to provide information that is currently in the public domain and is not intended to be used as a source for legal or professional advice. NGA and its governing bodies, officers, and employees assume no responsibility for information contained on this webpage and disclaim all civil or criminal liability in respect of such information. NGA makes no endorsements or recommendations of information provided, and visitors to this website should always seek the advice of an appropriately qualified professional pertaining to specific material references. Information contained in such materials is not exhaustive and may be changed or updated at any time. Specific disclaimers may apply in addition to certain content or parts of this webpage.