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.

Last Updated: June 11, 2021, 12:10 PM ET

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.

Coronavirus in the U.S.

172,423,605 People Receiving 1 or More Vaccine Doses


33,246,578 TOTAL CASES
596,059 TOTAL DEATHS

Source: CDC

Johns Hopkins’ Worldwide Tracker


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

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.

NGA COVID-19 Library

Governors’ Urge Swift Passage of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act

March 4, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate U.S. Capitol Building, Room S-230 Washington, D.C. 20510The Honorable Chuck Schumer Minority Leader United States Senate U.S. Capitol ...
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Joint Statement From Governors Hogan And Cuomo On Coronavirus

WASHINGTON – “Yesterday, the nation’s governors joined Vice President Pence for a teleconference to discuss the coordinated federal-state response to the 2019 novel coronavirus. We appreciate the vice president’s commitment ...
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2019 Novel Coronavirus: Public Health Legal Preparedness

Click here to view fullscreen The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Governors Association, and the American Bar Association hosted the first webinar of the 2019-nCoV legal preparedness webinar ...
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Resources for Tracking the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Assessing State Authorities

The following memo outlines the current situation regarding the novel coronavirus, recently named COVID-19,and provides an overview of select legal authorities that may be exercised to prevent and respond to ...
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Policy and Guidance Resources by Topic

External Tracker Resources


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.