COVID-19 Resource Guide

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Last updated: 9/22/20


CALLS TO ACTION

OPEN CHALLENGES + REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

DATA COLLECTION INITIATIVES

DATA + INFORMATION

Raw Data

Data in Use

Publicly Available Research

Other Information

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

RESOURCES FOR ACADEMICS

Live Resources Sharing + Webinars

General Resources

Tools

Institutional Policy Response

Distance Learning + Working

RESOURCES FOR GOVERNMENT

Live Resource Sharing + Webinars

General Resources

Tools

Policy Response - General

Policy Response - Specific Topics

Recovery

Social Services

Digital Services + Data

Economics + Economic Development

Child Care + Early Childhood Services

Education

Space

Transportation

Food Access

Equity + Social Justice

Remote Communication with Community + Co-Workers

Tech + Digital Needs

EVENT POSTPONEMENT + PIVOTS


CALLS TO ACTION

https://civictech.guide/coronavirus/

https://www.communityvs.org/

https://www.coronawhy.org/

https://www.designtocombatcovid19.com/

https://helpwithcovid.com/

www.communityvs.org/mbas 

https://github.com/openmainframeproject

https://community.openmainframeproject.org/c/calling-all-cobol-programmers/15

https://www.ibm.com/services/learning/R035159C60850Z79

https://twitter.com/oakmac1/status/1243215009183936514

https://idss.mit.edu/research/idss-covid-19-collaboration-isolat/

https://www.usdigitalresponse.org/

https://oecd-opsi.org/call-for-innovative-government-solutions-to-covid-19/

OPEN CHALLENGES + REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/data-and-policy/information/call-for-papers-special-collection-on-telco-big-data-for-covid-19

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/call-action-tech-community-new-machine-readable-covid-19-dataset/

https://www.kaggle.com/allen-institute-for-ai/CORD-19-research-challenge

https://fastgrants.org/

https://indiebio.co/indiebio-covid-response/

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20052/nsf20052.pdf

https://pulitzercenter.org/coronavirus-news-collaboration-challenge

DATA COLLECTION INITIATIVES

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JWeD1AaIGKMPry_EN8GjIqwX4J4KLQIAqP09exZ-ENI/edit

https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/2020/06/09/covid-19_resources_request.pdf

https://blogs.worldbank.org/governance/how-public-service-surveys-can-support-effective-coronavirus-response

Please share the word on these initiatives, which are trying to collect data to advance process or policy.

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5532991/6539d78e3593

http://www.bu.edu/gdp/research/human-capital-initiative/covid-19-symptoms-social-distancing-web-survey/

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tomiobaro/if-youre-black-and-are-affected-by-covid-19-we-want-to-hear

https://artsinboston.typeform.com/to/D3UnDp?source=moac

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DFWCOVID19

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CODfoodaccess

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7Ju5Fr4uLwpuNX3vTPWIaORYtCw_Q0KLkYGnbewEQfHkbGw/viewform

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScA9g1QGtzMuzBasIMhvA3ylUUN8EXeVZZmV_mwxoCmD7ksfw/viewform

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqKYwEb8mj9_fJV9stnyTHJQL4xS7YW7x4aQDqkz3mgrJahQ/viewform

https://newamericafoundation.github.io/pandemic-response-repository/

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZ7W8fduDZRMMRFRJJ2pzuxIp4lVP6px26IJTTPDZdSrMKeQ/viewform

https://psrg.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2020/03/27/invitation-to-submit-to-public-space-during-social-distancing/

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/citecovid?fbclid=IwAR1mpfkWQqUfPTYhIvyj96mRSuClQwGbCbovBOheHTxJPUtRBbY-KFVC6X0

https://www.stopdiscriminasian.org/share-your-story

https://bit.ly/family_screener 

https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/covid-19_resources_request.pdf

DATA + INFORMATION

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JWeD1AaIGKMPry_EN8GjIqwX4J4KLQIAqP09exZ-ENI/edit

Raw Data

https://www.questionpro.com/t/PGsF1Zg0xy

https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/TDKDJJ

https://c3.ai/covid/

https://remotegov.citygro.ws/

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ljIxjdEFZy7TBQMvImmwFcBzzMCJapejp6FBsK3U2i0/edit#gid=0

https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/about/cms/2365 

http://nebigdatahub.org/covid19/

Data in Use

https://medium.com/nightingale/ten-considerations-before-you-create-another-chart-about-covid-19-27d3bd691be8

https://sites.google.com/fpf.org/covid-19-privacy-resources

https://fpf.org/privacy-and-pandemics/

https://geodacenter.github.io/covid/

https://covidtracking.com/

http://dust.zone/s/covid/

https://findthemasks.com/

https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/ 

https://medicine.yale.edu/covid/other/childcare/

https://github.com/k-sys/covid-19/blob/master/Realtime%20R0.ipynb

https://healthweather.us/

https://layoffs.fyi/tracker/

https://www.levels.fyi/still-hiring/

https://idss.mit.edu/research/idss-covid-19-collaboration-isolat/

https://www.mutualaidhub.org/

https://tracktherecovery.org/

https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus

https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2020/03/11/state-action-on-coronavirus

https://rt.live/ 

https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/2020-04_-_unin_quarterly_innovation_update_-_covid-19_special_edition.pdf

https://www.unacast.com/covid19/social-distancing-scoreboard

https://coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov/

https://public.tableau.com/profile/cincystat#!/vizhome/COVID-19CaseTracker-External_15862758521620/COVID-19Cases

https://public.tableau.com/profile/cityofdallasdtxinnovationteam/vizhome/CityofDallasCOVID-19Dashboard/Dashboard1#!/vizhome/Book3_15862351183220/DFWRegionalCases

https://salus-crisishub.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=7744bd692ada441390e5019ec628e44c

Publicly Available Research

https://innovation.mit.edu/cord19/

https://www.apa.org/pubs/highlights/covid-19-articles

https://www.asanet.org/covid-19-asa-journals

https://www.bi.team/

https://cssh.northeastern.edu/bostonarearesearchinitiative/spring-conference-2020/the-smart-equitable-commonwealth-the-podcast/

https://covidinfocommons.datascience.columbia.edu/ 

https://coronavirus.frontiersin.org/

https://www.ingsa.org/covid/resources/

https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/reports/highered-polling-dashboard/

https://journals.sagepub.com/coronavirus

https://taylorandfrancis.com/coronavirus/

Other Information

https://covid19.fas.org/l/en

https://populationhealthexchange.org/learning-opportunities/mini-mph/

https://rise.articulate.com/share/6fip2RYXQ-YzfNj8d3V5GoX2Jq1Nlo3X#/

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

https://medium.com/@shapingjazz/an-open-letter-on-the-covid-19-crisis-to-young-social-science-scholars-13b40f8ffd1e

https://ticas.org/covid-resources-for-student-loan-borrowers/

https://formswift.com/swift-student

https://jumpstart.me/discover/all

https://www.notion.so/students

RESOURCES FOR ACADEMICS

Live Resources Sharing + Webinars

https://cssp.org/about-us/connect/events/

https://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Virtual-Forums-Combating/276

https://www.newamerica.org/events/

https://www.youtube.com/user/NewAmericaFoundation

General Resources

https://www.asanet.org/news-events/asa-news/covid-19-resources-sociologists

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SmdhLkt1yZHdOnp3KTo_fAiTmTkHRic7TYGHukvx4zM/edit#gid=0

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1y8RcYvW0spTy-M4j8CPCUmki6JMI0KmJwIToO9Vdnfk/edit#gid=0

http://careworknetworkresponds.com/ 

https://civicsciencefellows.org/covid-19-resources/

https://expandingthebench.org/covid-19-resources/

https://coronavirus.frontiersin.org/covid-19-research-funding-monitor

http://www.methodslab.org/resources/

http://nebigdatahub.org/covid19/

https://www.socialsciencespace.com/coronavirus/

Tools

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1clGjGABB2h2qbduTgfqribHmog9B6P0NvMgVuiHZCl8/preview

https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/home

https://delvetool.com/covid19

https://sr.ithaka.org/blog/five-strategies-for-humanely-conducting-surveys-in-higher-ed-during-a-global-crisis/

https://www.mghpcc.org/mghpcc-resources-for-covid-19-research/

https://www.obvi.com/blog/obvi-human-centered-remote-research-now-free

https://www.qrca.org/blogpost/1488356/344103/Remote-Research-in-the-Time-of-Coronavirus-COVID-19

https://www.tetrainsights.com/7-ways-to-build-trust-remote-research/

Institutional Policy Response

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-a-List-of-Colleges-/248626

https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/playbook-campus-housing-during-covid-19-considerations-housing-and-reimbursing-students/

https://diversity.universityofcalifornia.edu/policies-guidelines/covid-19.html

Distance Learning + Working

https://tophat.com/covid-19-response/

https://nuslfacultyinfo.wordpress.com/2020/03/17/service-learning-courses-and-covid-19/

https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/remote-teaching-solutions

https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html

https://palantetech.coop/zoomboming-self-defense/tech-guide

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/03/9611697/zoom-bombing-privacy-safety-settings

https://hbr.org/2020/04/how-to-combat-zoom-fatigue

https://www.mindful.org/zoom-exhaustion-is-real-here-are-six-ways-to-find-balance-and-stay-connected/

https://www.andalsotoo.net/2020/03/17/care-based-approaches-to-remote-work/

https://youtu.be/UtLSb1qfWEs 

https://twitter.com/newurbanmechs/status/1242433103697711106 

https://medium.com/@michael.baskin/teams-working-remotely-797d279de1ff

https://medium.com/swlh/the-five-levels-of-remote-work-and-why-youre-probably-at-level-2-ccaf05a25b9c

https://medium.com/@erinargyle/working-during-covid-19-how-to-be-good-at-video-meetings-57f49fdb8dcd

https://hbr.org/2020/03/what-it-takes-to-run-a-great-virtual-meeting

https://medium.com/ontariodigital/running-an-effective-virtual-meeting-39a30dfdbd31

https://2129c7ff-de96-49aa-87a0-5ed42ad66d79.filesusr.com/ugd/5e07de_5ed00961ab214fbda67d21163be39577.pdf

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-run-brainstorm-virtually-alan-iny/

https://www.storybasedstrategy.org/blog-full/2019/9/18/checking-in-to-prevent-checking-out 

https://youtu.be/SBs-zII1EsA 

https://blog.trello.com/how-to-manage-a-remote-team

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/positions.html

https://time.com/5821252/back-pain-work-from-home-tips/

RESOURCES FOR GOVERNMENT

https://www.projectn95.com/

Live Resource Sharing + Webinars

https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/grcn-coronavirus-speaker-series-sharing-knowledge-to-respond-with-resilience/

https://icma.org/coronavirus-crisis-response-resources-your-community

https://meetingoftheminds.org/calendar

https://www.newamerica.org/events/

https://www.youtube.com/user/NewAmericaFoundation

https://newcities.org/the-big-rethink/

https://www.schoolofcities.utoronto.ca/node/2318

https://www.facebook.com/untokening/videos/894300167686918/

https://openwho.org/courses/UNCT-COVID19-preparedness-and-response-EN

https://aimindiana.org/coronavirus_webinars

General Resources

https://covid-local.org/

https://apolitical.co/covid-19-resources/

https://www.bloomberg.org/program/public-health/coronavirus-response/#coronavirus-local-response-initiative

https://medium.com/@WhatWorksCities/covid-19-local-government-response-and-resource-bank-df47e38791ba

https://www.govtech.com/health/A-Resource-Guide-to-Coronavirus-for-Government-Leaders.html

https://datasmart.ash.harvard.edu/news/article/covid-19-resources-city-leaders 

https://medium.com/covid-19-public-sector-resources

https://www.povertyactionlab.org/blog/5-15-20/state-and-local-policy-responses-covid-19-lessons-evidence

https://covid19.nlc.org/

Tools

https://apolitical.co/slack-channel-invite/

https://medium.com/awaken-blog/how-to-lead-when-youre-afraid-cdf34e6defaf

https://medium.com/lets-chat-about-data/strategies-for-communicating-with-data-during-coronavirus-3f6c3916d96f 

https://www.centreforpublicimpact.org/leadership-in-response-to-covid-19/

https://www.spacesforcities.com/

https://sgtechcentre.undp.org/content/sgtechcentre/en/home/digital-tools-for-covid-19.html

Policy Response - General

https://www.c40knowledgehub.org/s/cities-and-coronavirus-covid-19

https://covid19policywatch.org/

https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-action-on-coronavirus-covid-19.aspx

https://www.nga.org/coronavirus/

https://www.nlc.org/program-initiative/covid-19-local-action-tracker

https://newamericafoundation.github.io/pandemic-response-repository/

https://stip.oecd.org/Covid.html

https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2020/03/11/state-action-on-coronavirus

https://oecd-opsi.org/call-for-innovative-government-solutions-to-covid-19/

Policy Response - Specific Topics

Recovery

https://www.pandemictesting.org/

Social Services

https://www.helgersonsolutions.com/fema

https://aspe.hhs.gov/pdf-report/low-income-emergency-paid-leave

Digital Services + Data

https://apolitical.co/en/solution_article/how-digital-service-teams-are-responding-to-covid-19

https://apolitical.co/en/solution_article/covid-19-key-takeaways-for-digital-teams

https://datasmart.ash.harvard.edu/news/article/covid-19-response-gis-best-practices-local-government

https://sites.google.com/fpf.org/covid-19-privacy-resources

https://fpf.org/privacy-and-pandemics/

https://studentprivacycompass.org/covid-19faqs/ 

https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/2020-04_-_unin_quarterly_innovation_update_-_covid-19_special_edition.pdf

Economics + Economic Development

https://freakonomics.com/podcast/covid-19-cities/

https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19

https://prosperitynow.org/resources/covid-19-resources 

Child Care + Early Childhood Services

http://www.hunt-institute.org/covid-19-resources/state-child-care-actions-covid-19/

http://nieer.org/covid-19_resources/nieer-resources

http://nieer.org/covid-19_resources/state-and-city-responses

http://nieer.org/childcare-recommendations

https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3364-considerations-for-infants-and-toddlers-in-emergency-child-care-for-essential-workers

Education

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/northeast/Blog/Post/21

https://studentprivacycompass.org/covid-19faqs/ 

Space

https://assets4impact.com/

Transportation

https://nacto.org/program/covid19/

Food Access

https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/coronavirus-and-food-access-four-questions-every-community-needs-to-answer/

Equity + Social Justice

https://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/equity-and-social-justice-applied-to-emergency-management.html

https://www.hraadvisors.com/a-framework-to-guide-communities-toward-a-just-and-resilient-recovery/

https://jointcenter.org/tag/covid-19/

https://citiesspeak.org/2020/03/19/prioritize-equity-in-covid-19-response/

Remote Communication with Community + Co-Workers

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1r4NnT01oIdvwXjhpl8OqysH20WUrUNwf-mQLrropYR8/edit#gid=0

https://feedbacklabs.org/blog/tips-for-improving-your-feedback-practice-during-covid-19

https://nacto.org/event/community-engagement-during-covid-19/

https://scc.smartcitiesactivator.com/shared/3/#/projects/Mzg5MHwwOTQzMmI4YjUyZTYxY2VhZmJh%0A

https://beta.nyc/2020/03/26/virtual-meeting-support-for-community-boards/

https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html

https://palantetech.coop/zoomboming-self-defense/tech-guide

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/03/9611697/zoom-bombing-privacy-safety-settings

https://hbr.org/2020/04/how-to-combat-zoom-fatigue

https://www.mindful.org/zoom-exhaustion-is-real-here-are-six-ways-to-find-balance-and-stay-connected/

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XXtamHd_diCfDfODuIYh2YnfgxnJGpvaMr3vuSwsF-w/edit

https://www.andalsotoo.net/2020/03/17/care-based-approaches-to-remote-work/

https://youtu.be/UtLSb1qfWEs 

https://twitter.com/newurbanmechs/status/1242433103697711106 

https://medium.com/@michael.baskin/teams-working-remotely-797d279de1ff

https://medium.com/swlh/the-five-levels-of-remote-work-and-why-youre-probably-at-level-2-ccaf05a25b9c

https://medium.com/@erinargyle/working-during-covid-19-how-to-be-good-at-video-meetings-57f49fdb8dcd

https://hbr.org/2020/03/what-it-takes-to-run-a-great-virtual-meeting

https://medium.com/ontariodigital/running-an-effective-virtual-meeting-39a30dfdbd31

https://2129c7ff-de96-49aa-87a0-5ed42ad66d79.filesusr.com/ugd/5e07de_5ed00961ab214fbda67d21163be39577.pdf

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-run-brainstorm-virtually-alan-iny/

https://www.storybasedstrategy.org/blog-full/2019/9/18/checking-in-to-prevent-checking-out 

https://www.bcg.com/en-us/featured-insights/how-to/prepare-protect-workforce-covid-pandemic.aspx

https://youtu.be/SBs-zII1EsA 

https://blog.trello.com/how-to-manage-a-remote-team

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/positions.html

https://time.com/5821252/back-pain-work-from-home-tips/

Tech + Digital Needs

https://civictech.guide/coronavirus/

https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/home

https://www.usdigitalresponse.org/

EVENT POSTPONEMENT + PIVOTS

https://apolitical.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/How-to-do-Virtual-Events-in-the-time-of-COVID-19.pdf?

https://www.eventbrite.com/l/coronavirus-resources-event-organizers/

https://www.eventbrite.com/l/covid19-event-safety/

https://www.sfu.ca/dialogue/news-and-events/archives/2020/blog--how-to-transition-your-live-event-to-an-engaging-virtual-e.html