Missouri faced 'roadblocks' on data literacy during COVID-19
Missouri state officials initially struggled to adopt data-driven practices at the onset of the pandemic, but the tide has turned, Chief Operating Officer Drew Erdmann said.
COVID-19 brought GIS ‘into the limelight,’ state officials say
Two GIS officials say were called on to help with pandemic response over the last 13 months as state leaders realized geospatial technology's power.
Hawaii could have a vaccine passport by summer, officials say
Hawaii state officials said they're piloting technology developed by Clear and CommonPass that's been in development since October.
New York is expanding its mobile vaccine passport
An app that allows people to display their COVID-19 vaccination status will go statewide after a trial run in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
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States are using Google's 'plug and play' vaccination platform
Google Cloud says its "Intelligent Vaccine Impact" platform has helped some states avoid the technical issues others have encountered.
White House says it will help improve state and local vaccine websites
"State and local governments have been asking for this skill and expertise for a very long time," said Cori Zarek of Georgetown University's Beeck Center.
State and local budgets get a boost from $1.9 trillion relief package
The package will provide $350 billion in state and local aid, as well as investments in K-12 broadband and vaccine distribution.
Senate approves relief package with $350B in state and local aid
The $1.9 trillion package also includes $7 billion in funding for broadband deployment in rural and low-income communities.