Monitoring, tracking and reporting COVID-19 Cases in the USA’s 13,000+ school districts: A FinMango and Florida COVID Action Initiative

Announcement by the new team: The Wolf, Badger, Dolphin, and the Platypus

FinMango and Florida COVID Action are partnering on a ground-breaking joint project, launching the nation’s first COVID-19 dataset focusing on coronavirus cases in every K-12 school district in the U.S.A.

Our two organizations utilize and connect with a wide range of data providers to collect information pertaining to COVID-19, including school opening dates and formats, restrictions and policies regarding masks and distancing, and the number of cases for each district.

Data currently available about COVID-19 cases in schools exists in fragmented pockets across the country with no standardized reporting method in place, making it difficult to locate, synthesize and analyze.

Our initiative ensures that COVID-19 data is accurate, transparent, and published in a single, public platform—an effort that will more effectively inform decision makers as they work to understand and mitigate the effects of COVID-19.

Through this partnership, FinMango is expanding its work to address the pandemic, with the use of Google Cloud’s COVID-19 Public Dataset Program, a hosted repository to aid researchers, data scientists, and analysts in the effort to combat COVID-19.

For more information or to volunteer, visit us at finmago.org/covid or contact us at data@finmango.org.

Information about our collaboration team:

FinMango is a global non-profit organization on a mission to promote and advance financial inclusion worldwide—however, we recognize the importance of combating COVID-19 and are actively pivoting towards catering to the needs of researchers leading the fight.

Florida COVID Action LLC is a Florida-based social benefits corporation made of scientists specializing in public health research, data science, and data visualization. Founded by Florida scientist and whistleblower Rebekah Jones, Covid Action is committed to data access and transparency during the coronavirus pandemic (and beyond).

Florida COVID Action began collecting and publishing reports of cases in schools in July 2020 as “The Covid Monitor,” and will continue to collect reports submitted by the public during the new collaboration with FinMango and Google. To learn more, click here.

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