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COVID-19 Resources for Local Health Departments (May 4-8)

May 11, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

News from NACCHO

  • Researchers at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH), in collaboration with NACCHO and ASTHO, have created a novel workforce estimator tool that will help state and local health departments determine the number of staff needed to effectively identify and trace people who have been in contact with new cases of COVID-19 and slow the spread of the virus.
  • On May 5, NACCHO released new data documenting the impact of the COVID-19 response on important vector control programs that protect individuals from mosquito- and tick-borne diseases in communities across the country.
  • NACCHO has updated the COVID-19 dashboard in our COVID-19 Data Lab to allow users to view the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases within the context of their county’s overall population, highlighting “hot spots” where the number of cases is high compared to the population. The data dashboard has also been updated for users to view the rise in confirmed cases within the last 30 days. Finally, data can now be viewed down to the Local Health Department jurisdictional boundary; however, please note that, particularly for city or multi-city health departments, data may not include accurate case counts in those states not reporting data to the zip code level. These updates offer more informative, meaningful insights into the current state of COVID-19 in local jurisdictions and can be used to inform official decisions on easing stay-at-home orders and re-opening local economies.

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  • Federal Agencies Response Guidance Compilation

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