Announcing COVID-19 Data Hero Awards

Submit your nominee(s) for COVID Action’s “Data Hero” awards, which recognize the hard-working folks in the public, private, and non-profit sectors who have kept you informed about Coronavirus in your state or region.

Click here to open the submission form.

COVID Action is looking to identify and support the scientists, reporters, and community members who provided transparent and meaningful data and analysis about COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths, testing, vaccinations, and more, to the public during the last year.

Nominees may include any individual, including:

  • Local, state and federal employees
  • Reporters and members of the media
  • Elected officials, community members, candidates
  • Non-profit and volunteer researchers
  • Scientists, statisticians, geographers, epidemiologists, or anyone with an academic or professional background related to their work, regardless of current employment/affiliation

Please provide as much information as possible for your nominee.

The list of data heroes will be published on our website at on March 1. We’ll also publish a map with profiles of some of the most outstanding heroes across the country with links to the resources, data and analysis they provide(d) by March 12 – one year from the day our founder published her internationally-praised Florida COVID-19 data and surveillance dashboard for the state of Florida.

Our team will review all submissions and identify three individuals among the pack who led data reporting and analysis during COVID-19 under immense pressure with transparency, accuracy, and incredible talent and grit, particularly in the face of opposition or interference. Those winners will be announced on March 12 with the launch of the Data Heroes Map.

Each of the three individuals will receive a $1,000 award for their efforts in keeping the public safe and informed.

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

You may submit more than one nomination. Nominations should be individuals and not groups or organizations. No members of Florida COVID Action or The Covid Monitor will be considered for awards.

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