Use maps and data.

Done right, dashboards with maps and real-time statistics can provide users a snapshot of the current situation, answering many of the most common questions at a glance. 

West Virginia highlights this information well with a breakdown of the state’s total number of positive cases, negative cases, deaths and pending tests, along with an embedded version of the popular map built by Johns Hopkins University. Many other states, including Delaware and Arizona have built their own data dashboards that break down the number of cases by county.

Colin Wood

Written by Colin Wood

Colin Wood is the editor in chief of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for more than a decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT governance and public safety.

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