Policy Memos Archive

  • Update on COVID-19 Treatment Development

    Introduction COVID-19 treatment development is moving at an unprecedented pace across the world and resulting therapeutics may be critical to reducing disease burden and pressure on the health system. This memo provides a ...

  • Reopening Institutions of Higher Education

    Nearly all higher education institutions are at least partially closed and have shifted to online instruction during the spring semester. The residential and communal aspects of higher education pose considerable health ...

  • Governor Guidance on the Water Sector During COVID-19

    This memo highlights several important issues for governors to consider to help states maintain uninterrupted water and wastewater service to protect human health during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. NGA has been in ...

  • COVID-19 and Cybersecurity

    State cybersecurity concerns – critical for governors under normal circumstances – have only intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Malicious cyber actors have a history of exploiting the confusion and fear ...

  • Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund Summary

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund — $3 billion in direct, flexible education funding for governors to provide to school ...

  • Gubernatorial Strategies for Telehealth

    As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the nation, states are taking sweeping actions to restrict individuals from congregating and encouraging self-quarantine to flatten the curve of the virus. One of the key strategies ...