Public Policy Organizations

National Governors Association (NGA)

Tracks state action to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including maps and charts on state disaster declarations, National Guard activation, state employee travel restrictions and school closures.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) 

Tracks state legislation, both pending and enacted, to address COVID-19. Along with updates on state election status, NCSL is also providing daily monitoring of state fiscal and public education responses to COVID-19. 

National League of Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies 

Put together a publicly available Google spreadsheet tracking city/local responses to COVID-19. This resource is updated automatically every 5 minutes. 

National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) 

Setup a dedicated COVID-19 Virtual Community, where best practices can be shared and where health officials can learn from each other about ways to respond. If you are looking for those resources, contact your departments Local Health Official or Preparedness Coordinator. Additionally, NACCHO has weekly calls with key NACCHO workgroups to facilitate real-time discussion and feedback related to the ongoing response.

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) 

Collected important COVID-19 updates and resources specific to substance use and created a dedicated webpage on its website. It provides federal guidance released from CDC, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


Kaiser Family Foundation

A highly respected and trusted source for health information, has created several resources to track states responses to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including maps and charts related to cases and deaths, adopted social distancing measures, health policy actions to reduce barriers to COVID-19 testing and treatment and provider capacity.

The Network for Public Health Law

Provides resources and webinars for public health agencies, health care workers, emergency managers and policymakers as they grapple with core legal preparedness and response efforts to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.