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COVID-19

Coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and government’s response to it, including its impact on digital service delivery, as well as how and where work is performed. Includes stories about technology’s role in vaccine distribution, as well as accelerating the transformation of state and local government operations using solutions like cloud computing, chatbots and data analytics.

The Indiana Management Performance Hub has played a key role in the state’s data-driven pandemic response strategy, as well as helping the state center data in its overall approach to governing.
Engineers used a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to design prototypes of FaceBit, a sensor that fits inside face masks and can measure how tightly it's fitted, as well as respiration and heart rate.
After grappling with development delays, Alaska has launched a contact tracing app that lets users know in confidence when they come close to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Columbus City Schools has enlisted the family counseling organization Buckeye Ranch to help students dealing with depression, anxiety and other issues that coincided with social isolation over months of remote learning.
A council work session on Thursday and Monday's full council meeting will both be held virtually, as will upcoming standing committee meetings throughout a 90-day state of emergency due to COVID.
Many colleges and universities are holding classes online in response to COVID-19 but charging full price for a lesser product, including transportation and campus fees even though students aren’t on campus.
Given the toll of remote learning on students, from mental health and behavioral issues to learning loss, Atlanta schools are taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to staying open despite record COVID cases this month.
The St. Louis County, Mo., Council will stop meeting in person and conduct meetings by teleconference, starting with its next meeting Tuesday, a move recommended by the Department of Public Health.
The Washington State Board of Health is facing protests after conspiracy theorists started a rumor that the board would order people to be put into quarantine facilities if they refused a COVID-19 vaccine.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health was forced to shut down six COVID-19 testing sites early due to a software glitch that crippled both patient registration and sample collection.