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Coronavirus Resources for Local Governments​​​​​​​

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Local governments across America are on the front lines in addressing the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local health departments are serving as the primary agencies implementing the nation’s public health response. Local elected officials are implementing stay at home orders. Local law enforcement are enforcing restrictions on large gatherings.

But as local governments work to address this crisis, they are being bombarded with information and recommendations from dozens of sources, from traditional and social media to multiple federal and state agencies to universities and think tanks. To assist local officials in dealing with this overwhelming flow of information, the University of Maryland School of Public Policy’s Local and State Government Initiative has collected the list of resources below. 

These resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a comprehensive list but rather a starting place for local officials. The presence of a resource on this list does not imply an endorsement by the School of Public Policy or the University of Maryland. To report broken links, suggest new sources, or provide any other feedback, contact Eric Luedtke.

General COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Resources Tailored for Local Government

Public Health and Emergency Response Information Pertinent to Local Government

Federal Stimulus and Supports for Local Government

Continuity of Operations

Children and Schools

Retirement Communities and Independent Living

First Responders and Law Enforcement

Homelessness and COVID Response

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