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To supplement the thousands of frontline public health workers required for contact tracing, some governments are considering an smartphone-based approach.
With no national plan and scant federal dollars on the horizon, states are funding their own contact-tracing initiatives for what experts predict will be a massive undertaking lasting 18 months to two years, until a vaccine is developed.
Democratic lawmakers want the next stimulus package to provide state and local governments with as much as $700 billion in block aid grants and increased funding for Medicaid to help them retain workers and avoid layoffs.
Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have built a text-mining tool that uses natural language processing to not only scan and search research papers on COVID-19 but also help identify connections that may not be readily apparent.
While most states made county- and ZIP code-level information available soon after they began reporting cases, some have hesitated to localize data further because of privacy concerns.
Loudoun County is working with local data center operators and tenants to ensure government, businesses and consumers can access telecommunications, streaming, data storage and processing services, even as they shelter in place.
Census will leverage its cloud-based data collection infrastructure to provide timely information on how pandemic-related changes are affecting Americans.
Mass notification systems provide an effective and direct way to communicate with the public, allowing officials to target vulnerable populations and ensuring residents have accurate and up-to-date information.
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