The state of New Jersey introduced a new program offering a free beer to those who get a Covid-19 vaccine during May 2021. The New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Twitter that the state was teaming up with over a dozen breweries for the “Shot and a Beer” project. “We’re launching our ‘Shot and a Beer’ program to encourage eligible New Jerseyans ages 21+ to get vaccinated,” Murphy said. “Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination ...
New Yorkers who haven't gotten their vaccines are being offered free tickets to about a dozen NYC institutions and attractions if they go get their shot. People who got their vaccines would get free tickets and deals to the New York Aquarium, the New York Botanical Garden, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Bronx Zoo, membership to the Public Theater, tickets to Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Cyclones, the New York City Football Club and the NYC Ferry.
Officials in New York trying to boost a flagging vaccination campaign set up temporary walk-in vaccination sites at eight subway and train stations. People vaccinated at the rail and subway locations can get a free seven-day MetroCard or two free one-way tickets for the Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North. The programme is a pilot and may be extended.
West Virginians between the ages of 16 and 35 who get the Covid-19 vaccine will receive a $100 savings bond. People who are in the incentive age range who have already been vaccinated will also receive a $100 savings bond.
A lottery offering those who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine a chance to win $1m or a a four year full-ride scholarship to state colleges or universities for those between 12 and 17. Each week for five weeks, five winners will be drawn for both categories.
"Joints for Jabs," a weed giveaway by a local advocacy organization to encourage residents to get vaccinated and lobby their council members to reform the city's marijuana laws.
The Global Initiative for Budget Transparency GIFT network with support from the OGP Multi-Donor Trust Fund has created a practical guide to help governments identify the data sets and data fields that should be collected for internal processes and disclosed to ensure transparency is embedded in their COVID-19 policy response and relief packages.
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The US' General Services Administration's Technology Transformation Service (TTS) has transformed to manage pandemic response assistance.
Pennsylvania’s Hospital Preparedness Dashboard, which shows available hospital beds and ventilators on a county-by-county basis.
Splunk for Good which shows global COVID-19 patterns and trends.
Interactive map and statistics on number of cases, deaths and recoveries worldwide managed by John Hopkins University.
Safe Paths develops free, open-source privacy-by-design tools for individuals, communities and public health officials to flatten the curve of COVID-19.
Find the Masks allows a network of volunteers that coordinate donations of personal protective equipment to hospitals and clinics in need.
The US Government is maintaining a repository of questions and answers available for anyone who wishes to incorporate up-to-date COVID-19 information on their site, which is available for re-use as open source code.
The open source code for the Emergency Assistance Eligibility Wizard, a screening tool created by the State of New Jersey that lists available emergency assistance programs.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Small business lender Kabbage launched a platform that allows consumers to buy gift certificates to support local small businesses during the coronavirus crisis.
The gift certificates, which range in value from $15 to $500, can be redeemed at any time; small businesses receive the revenue within one business day of purchase.
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...
Providing residents with direct access to trusted COVID-19 information via Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology.
This platform to allow members of the public to ask questions of expert scientists about the coronavirus. Users can search for instant answers to their questions, or click "Ask a scientist a question" to have their question routed to a network of researchers and volunteers who are standing by to assist.
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