Coronavirus: Platform Matches Tech Talent with Gov in Need

A new platform, nicknamed the U.S. Digital Response for COVID-19, is connecting volunteer technologists, engineers, and other tech-leaning experts with state, county, and local governments in desperate need of help during the crisis. The creators aimed to create a clearinghouse for data and digital leaders looking to volunteer, and they noted that already 1000 volunteers have signed up.

This is a rapid response story about a coping strategy. Due to the urgent crisis, we are relaxing the ‘evidence of effectiveness’ criterion for solutions coverage on COVID-19 to capture early stage, improvisational, and experimental responses that cope with the pandemic.

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