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California, US, have this week enabled residents to obtain marriage licenses remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of an exectuive order signed by their Governer, Gavin Newsom.

This executive order will allow couples to obtain a marriage license from their county clerk via video conference provided that both members of the couple are state residents and that they can both present a valid form of identification on the video call. The clerk will then email the licenses to...

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The National Institutes of Health and the Foundation for the NIH (FNIH) are bringing together more than a dozen leading biopharmaceutical companies, the Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency to develop an international strategy for a coordinated research response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The planned Accelerating...

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The National Institutes of Health is asking scientists and inventors to compete in a $500 million challenge to develop rapid coronavirus testing technologies in a bid to scale up the accuracy and availability of tests across the country.

The technologies will be put through a competitive, three-phase selection process in the search for the best rapid test that can be deployed at home or in a care setting. The finalists will be matched with technical and business experts to accelerat...

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The COVID-19 Mobility Data Network is a network of infectious disease epidemiologists at universities around the world working with technology companies to use aggregated mobility data to support the COVID-19 response. Their goal is to provide daily updates to decision-makers at the state and local levels on how well social distancing interventions are working, using anonymized, aggregated data sets from mobile devices, along with analytic support for interpretation.

The site provid...

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The National Association of City Transportation Officials has created a COVID-19 Transportation Response Center.

City governments and transit agencies are on the front lines of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and are rapidly developing policies and projects for this emergency. NACTO will continually update this webpage with guidance and tools, including:

Rapid response tools for cities, with implementation strategies
City transportation action updates from around th...

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Our project provides a framework that uses strategies from behavioral science and social norms to motivate millennials and Gen-Z in the United States to stay home for the common public good to minimize the spread of coronavirus. We diagnose the motivations for such behaviors using social norm theory, and then utilize behavioral insights and refer to experimental research to propose interventions that target these motivations. We also come up with ways to accurately measure the behavior pre...

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Our Tomorrows launched a new SenseMaker framework to establish a rapid feedback loop for citizens to share their experiences with COVID-19 and the impact it has on their families. Stories that are shared contribute to a state-wide Story Bank hosted by the Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund. State-level decision-makers and community organizations across the state may access the Story Bank and analysis provided by the Our Tomorrows team to craft intervention strategies and rapidly resp...

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The U.S. Digital Response launched March 16 to match data and digital experts with U.S. state and local government teams for rapid response to COVID-19. In two short weeks, more than 2,500 highly-skilled volunteers have signed up and dozens of governments have reached out for support.

We are an all-volunteer effort, and we are working to vet volunteers and match their skills and availability with projects to help governments continue delivering critical services such as social safet...

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Bloomberg Philanthropies and the National LEague of Cities have launched a 'Local Action Tracker' for coronavirus, that collects and shares actions taken by local US leaders in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19: Local Action Tracker will feature a sortable grid detailing the policy decisions and bold actions that city leaders are making to contain the spread of coronavirus and respond to community impact. The tracker aims to document the rapidly expanding ways in w...

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The Harvard Kenedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation has launched a COVID-19 Public Sector Resources platform. This is a resource platform that they curate for public sector practitioners to highlight cases, teaching, policy solutions, and other examples of how governments are responding to the outbreak.

They provide response examples, city leadership advice, resources around elections, as well expert insights.

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As a global community, we are grappling with how to nurture and care for ourselves and each other, even though we might not fully understand the ramifications of the situations unfolding around us, and while we navigate the new reality of social distancing. Information and access to it looks different for people around the world, as do responses to that information. Meanwhile, our spirits continue to seek and respond to stories and moments of beauty, joy, and inspiration that remind us of ...

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