NGA ISSUE LIBRARY

Our nation’s Governors are dedicated to leading bipartisan solutions that improve citizens’ lives. Through NGA, Governors identify priority issues and deal with matters of public policy and governance at the state, national and global levels. NGA teams work side-by-side with state leaders to identify challenges and develop solutions. View NGA products below, filterable by content type and topic.

Policy Scan of States Driver’s License Rules Ahead of the Election

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 ...
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Guidance on Reopening Businesses

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 ...
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Protests, Policing, and COVID-19

Protests, Policing, and COVID-19

This memorandum provides strategies for Governors to reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 during protests while protecting public safety. (View/Download) ...
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State Workforce Development System Partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities Impacted by COVID-19

State Workforce Development System Partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities Impacted by COVID-19

(View/Download) Summary This memo describes ways that state Vocational Rehabilitation services (VR) programs are collaborating with state workforce development agencies ...
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State & Territory Policy Strategies Supporting Maternal & Child Health During COVID-19

State & Territory Policy Strategies Supporting Maternal & Child Health During COVID-19

(View/Download) In June and July of 2020, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) surveyed executive branch ...
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Prevention of Targeted Violence and Terrorism Against Public Health Personnel and Assets

Prevention of Targeted Violence and Terrorism Against Public Health Personnel and Assets

(View/Download) Introduction The significant growing frustration and discontent with public health interventions and the pandemic response has contributed to ongoing ...
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Opioid and COVID-19 Related Resources

Opioid and COVID-19 Related Resources

(View/Download) Relevant information and guidance for communities confronting opioids in the age of COVID-19 The Intersection of Two Pandemics: Addiction ...
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Strategies to Address Social Isolation and Loneliness During COVID-19

Strategies to Address Social Isolation and Loneliness During COVID-19

As governors continue efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and reopen the economy, the psychological toll of the pandemic ...
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Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19

Businesses across the country are closed in response to the spread of COVID-19. Unemployment assistance has typically been available only ...
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Preparing for the COVID-19 Vaccine and Considerations for Mass Distribution

Preparing for the COVID-19 Vaccine and Considerations for Mass Distribution

(View/Download) Background The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented public health challenges and spurred a global race to ...
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School Nutrition and Meals Programs During K-12 School Reopening

School Nutrition and Meals Programs During K-12 School Reopening

(View/Download) Introduction Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding economic decline, the number of Americans experiencing food insecurity has skyrocketed ...
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Strategies to Address the Need for Personal Protective Equipment as States Gradually      Reopen

Strategies to Address the Need for Personal Protective Equipment as States Gradually Reopen

(View/Download) OVERVIEW As states and territories gradually reopen their economies and relax social distancing rules meant to slow transmission of ...
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