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.

Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19

Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19

This memo describes: What current unemployment assistance flexibilities exist under the CARES Act and Continued Assistance Act; What presidential actions ...
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Phased Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines: State and Territorial Approaches

Phased Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines: State and Territorial Approaches

This table provides information on state and territorial plans for phased allocation of COVID-19 vaccines. As initial supply of COVID-19 ...
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State COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

State COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Governors of states and territories, working in close collaboration with local partners, have responsibility for a wide array of activities ...
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Allocating COVID-19 Vaccines in Initial Phases of Distribution: Federal Recommendations and Considerations for States

Allocating COVID-19 Vaccines in Initial Phases of Distribution: Federal Recommendations and Considerations for States

This memorandum summarizes federal recommendations regarding who should receive the initially limited vaccine first, how states are approaching allocation and ...
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States’ Winter Holiday and Celebration Safety Guidance during COVID-19

States’ Winter Holiday and Celebration Safety Guidance during COVID-19

This list outlines states’ health and safety guidance and considerations for winter holidays (e.g., Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, New Year’s) and ...
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NGA Partner Resources - COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Communications Plans

NGA Partner Resources – COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Communications Plans

Federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local governments and private partners are working collaboratively to ensure that vaccines are distributed in ...
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State Initiatives for Small Business Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Crisis

State Initiatives for Small Business Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Crisis

This memo summarizes a variety of types of state small business initiatives launched or expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic and ...
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Governor Guidance on the Energy Sector During COVID-19 Response

Governor Guidance on the Energy Sector During COVID-19 Response

This memo serves to provide guidance to governors on how they can best support and protect the energy industry during ...
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Transportation Funding and Financing during COVID-19

Transportation Funding and Financing during COVID-19

This memo summarizes mechanisms states and territories use to fund and finance transportation systems, as well as recent Governor initiatives ...
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Information Systems and Data Flow for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration

Information Systems and Data Flow for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration

The paper discusses systems and data flow implications for vaccine allocation, distribution, administration, tracking, and reporting, including a visual depiction ...
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State Covid-19 Testing Web Resources

State Covid-19 Testing Web Resources

This list contains links to state and territory web resource pages for COVID-19 testing. The web resource pages provide information ...
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Supporting State Behavioral Health Systems During COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Supporting State Behavioral Health Systems During COVID-19 Response and Recovery

This paper identifies for Governors the key issues that are currently challenging state behavioral health systems, along with actions that ...
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