COVID-19 Data Mapping
A Clear Outcomes and IDS International COVID-19 Data Mapping Project
Maps for May 5, 2020
Maps for April 23, 2020
Methods for Contact Tracing Map
As states consider how to best begin moving away from Stay At Home orders, most are considering factors that include their ability to do contact tracing of confirmed COVID-19 cases, and to rapidly conduct COVID-19 tests on a large scale. Currently, responses are coordinated at the state and local levels. The resources and approaches vary from state to state.
Clear Outcomes and IDS compiled a dataset of state resources available for COVID-19 contact tracing, rapid testing, and antibody testing. To do this, our team individually researched all 50 states and the District of Columbia from April 20-23 to compile the following:
Whether information on COVID-19 contact tracing is publicly available on the State Health Department website.
Whether state laboratories can return COVID-19 test results within 24 hours.
First, the team consulted the state websites. If information was not available, they used statements by public health officials in local news sources to determine state testing turnaround time.
If state laboratories have one (or more) FDA approved antibody tests available to the public. On April 20, the approved tests were the Cellex, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Chembio Diagnostic Systems, and Mount Sinai Laboratory tests.
Initally, the team consulted the state websites. If information was not available, we used statements by public health officials in local news sources to determine state testing turnaround time.
In some cases, sources indicated that the state was conducting antibody tests. However, they did not specifically name the test. Where we could not verify that the tests were one of the FDA approved tests, these states are marked as “not enough information.”
The notes for each state include links to the news sources consulted.
In our research, we found that many states are scaling up contact tracing but do not have any information currently on their official websites. These are also noted in the notes column.
We will update our dataset regularly to reflect changes in states. Because state resources and available information are changing rapidly, we welcome your submissions of updates or corrections to our data. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any updates or corrections.
Thanks to Clear Outcomes team members Kerry Bruce, Jade Lamb, Christian Robinson, Christian Marin, Barbara Willet, Mary Davis, and Rachel Beck. Thanks also to Sarah Alummootil, Will Hudson, Nana Mensah Adjei, Mackenzie Murray for their contributions to this research.
Clear Outcomes and IDS International (2020) Contact Tracing, Rapid Testing and Antibody Testing Maps of State Information related to COVID-19.