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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.

Plus, Bloomberg Philanthropies teams with the U.S. Conference of Mayors on new federal recovery dollars partnership, and more.
A survey of transit riders illustrates some of their concerns around the cleanliness of vehicles, on-time performance and the technology that seeks to improve engagement and the overall experience.
An increasing number of stores, venues and employers are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination, which has inspired Apple to create plans to make it easier to show your status on your phone.
State, local, territorial and tribal entities have used $150 billion from the Coronavirus Relief Fund — part of the CARES Act — for many things. But with the Dec. 31 deadline approaching, some still have a lot left.
Rather than follow the trend of vaccination passports or cards, Virginia has opted to utilize QR codes to help citizens show others that they have been inoculated against COVID-19.
In addition to new COVID-related policies, Monroe County Community School Corp. in Indiana approved buying new Versatrans software for bus drivers to route, report, monitor attendance and communicate with parents.
St. Louis County, Mo., said they will no longer use YouTube to host video recordings of public meetings after YouTube again temporarily blocked video of a meeting with false or unproven claims about COVID-19.
Federal funding to help governments recover from pandemic-related losses is in no short supply, but state and local agencies must find new ways to track the flow of grant dollars and get the money where it’s needed.
In recent years, social media research and large-scale social network experiments have shown that family and friends could be more effective than public health officials in terms of directing useful information.
North Carolina was one of many states to release a contact tracing app during the pandemic. However, the state’s app, SlowCOVIDNC, hasn’t led to any meaningful results in terms of public health.