Since the beginning of the pandemic, and the resulting economic slump, Governors have been directing their states’ resources where they are needed most and where they will achieve the greatest impact. As practical problem solvers, 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.
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NGA State Coronavirus Action Network (SCAN)Calls NGA is holding regular calls for states to hear from subject-matter experts, learn from their peers in other states, and discuss common challenges related to the coronavirus. These calls are only open to state personnel. For information on the next upcoming call, contact Brittney Roy or Carl Amritt.
Needs and Resource Matching
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.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson and Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan, co-chairs of the National Governors Association (NGA) Community Renewal Task Force, issued the following statement after meeting with U.S. Secretary ... Read More
Because people with disabilities face disproportionate consequences of COVID-19, it will be critical to ensure adequate protections and supports are available to them in order to promote opportunities for safe ... Read More
As Governors focus on vaccinating as many individuals as possible, COVID-19 antibody treatments will continue to play an important role in treating COVID-19 positive patients who are at high risk ... Read More
The brief addresses the effectiveness of existing and upcoming vaccines against emerging COVID-19 viral variants and provides considerations for Governors. (View/Download) Introduction Vaccines are critical tools that can reduce COVID-19 ... Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic may be increasing Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma and demonstrates the importance of responding to them at the state level. (View/Download) Executive Summary Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) ... Read More
March 5, 2021 Mr. Bob Fenton, Acting AdministratorFederal Emergency Management Agency500 C Street, SWWashington, D.C. 20024 Dear Acting Administrator Fenton: On behalf of our collective organizations, we write to express ... Read More
This webinar explores opportunities, challenges, and strategies for governors as they create and move forward state education budgets during and beyond COVID-19. Topics of the conversation include how governors can ... Read More
On February 25, 2021 NGA held a Virtual Winter Meeting. Governors met to discuss issues around public health and economic recovery and engaged with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on infrastructure ... Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have posed exceptional challenges for states. This brief summarizes the proactive economic recovery efforts a number of states are undertaking. They illustrate various ... Read More
February 15, 2021President Joseph R. Biden Jr.The White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20500Dear Mr. President:The nation’s Governors again congratulate you on your victory and look forward to a workingpartnership ... Read More
New York Governor and National Governors Association Chairman Andrew M. Cuomo and Arkansas Governor and NGA Vice Chairman Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement after meeting with President Biden and ... Read More
Communication is a critical component of successful distribution, administration, and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines. Governors recognize the importance of effective communication in clarifying policies and processes, engaging key partners and ... Read More
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