State Actions on COVID-19

The ACS State Attorneys General Project develops, collects, and disseminates legal resources highlighting and examining the authority and actions of state attorneys general in key policy areas. This page is a special collection of resources that track state and local actions taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Governors Association, State Actions Taken to Address Coronavirus

The National Governors Association (NGA) is collecting state declarations, executive orders and other actions taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource page includes an Excel spreadsheet that tracks the actions states have taken, a memo outlining legal authorities for state actions, and a recorded webinar on legal preparedness for the public health sector.

National Conference of State Legislatures, NCSL Resources on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is tracking state legislation responding to COVID-19, and has organized federal and state actions by subject area, including education, criminal justice, and elections. NCSL’s site also links to webinars and podcasts.

National Center for State Courts, State courts are responding to the coronavirus to protect the public, while maintaining access to justice

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) created a resource page for what state courts are doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The page links to examples of administrative orders issued by state supreme courts and local courts, a memo summarizing state and local court actions taken, a Facebook Live webinar, The Coronavirus and the Courts, and resources from a 2019 National Pandemic Summit.

The United States Conference of Mayors, COVID-19: What Mayors Need to Know

The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) has a resource page detailing what mayors across the country have done and are doing to respond to the pandemic. It includes guidelines and guidance from select cities.

National League of Cities, COVID-19: Local Action Tracker

The National League of Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies have teamed up to collect and share actions taken by local leaders in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The tracker is a searchable spreadsheet.

National Association of Attorneys General, COVID-19 Resources

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is actively monitoring new developments on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impacts on state and territory attorneys general and their constituents. This page will be updated regularly to reflect the most current news on how attorneys general are responding to the crisis, online resources, policy updates, and training opportunities related to COVID-19.

The Marshall Project, Coronavirus Tracker: How Justice Systems Are Responding in Each State

This nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization is tracking changes to prison visitation and court operations across the country.

MultiState, COVID-19 Policy Tracker

This state and local government relations company is tracking how states and localities are responding to the crisis. Their tools include information about how states have defined “essential” businesses, and which states have imposed travel restrictions.

National Public Radio, States Have Made Major Changes To Fight The Coronavirus. See What Yours Is Doing

NPR regularly updates this list of what each state is doing to try to keep its residents safe in the pandemic.

ACS resources on COVID-19:

ACS’s COVID-19 Resource page contains commentary, analysis, and other resources about the impact of COVID-19 from ACS and our national network. It also contains information about upcoming briefing calls, and recordings of past briefing calls on the impact of COVID-19 on different areas, including elections, and labor and employment rights.