This memo looks at what system level changes governors are making to address food and financial insecurity, including support for affected workers, as a result of COVID-19. This memo is part of an NGA checklist that provides considerations for governors in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from, the spread of the virus. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but rather to highlight key steps that states may consider to protect public health and address other consequences, and offer resources to support state actions. Readers are also encouraged to review NGA resources on unemployment insurance during COVID-19 and relevant Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act, P.L. 116-136) provisions summaries.
All NGA coronavirus memos can be found here, or visit Coronavirus: What You Need To Know for current information on the status of COVID-19 In The United States, a list of actions states/territories have taken to address both the public health and economic impacts, and policy resources.