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Coronavirus Business Reopening Solution Released

As states have begun executing their coronavirus (COVID-19) reopening plans, businesses have started to review which locations they can reopen or enhance current business operations. Businesses that have locations across America need authoritative COVID-19 case data and health restriction information at the community-level to make effective decisions.

The Coronavirus Business Reopening solution can be used by businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to guide the reopening of locations that are in multiple jurisdictions. The solution includes an ArcGIS Dashboard used to evaluate coronavirus case data and health restrictions, understand the impact on business locations that are in many diverse jurisdictions. The information gathered guides the decision to open or close a location, which can be recorded and shared with key internal stakeholders.

Understand health restrictions and case information

Business executives can use the Coronavirus Business Reopening Dashboard to get a national perspective on health restrictions set by each state’s government. Select a state, filter case information, and review the list of business locations within that state.


Locate counties with zero new cases

Identify communities, where the number of new cases has peaked, is critical in targeting business locations to reopen. Select a time frame and review locations where zero new cases have been tabulated.


Update health restrictions and case information

To understand and prioritize where reopening can begin, business leaders rely on the latest state health guidelines, as well as, coronavirus case information tabulated for counties in the United States. The Coronavirus Daily Analysis Notebook helps organizations source the latest health restrictions and case information from the following layers on a daily basis:

The layers can be updated daily so businesses have the latest health restrictions and case information to make reopening decisions.


Additional Resources

Learn more about the coronavirus recovery solutions and how you can quickly deploy these solutions on the ArcGIS Solution site.  For questions and feedback, chat with us on GeoNet or contact Esri Support Services. Finally, Esri is providing several resources to help organizations combat the coronavirus.  The COVID-19 GIS Hub is the place to access additional resources and to request GIS assistance from Esri.

About the authors

I am the Commercial Solutions Lead where I focus on corporate security, risk management, and real estate customer-driven solutions. I enjoy helping our customers understand how Esri technology can empower decision-makers in their organization. Capturing our customers why in workflows that drive business value is what has made my 10+ year career at Esri tremendously rewarding. I have had the opportunity to work with customers facing challenges in multiple industries to include defense, intelligence, national government, education, and non-profit organizations.


Seth Docherty is a product engineer for the Commercial Solutions team - focused on empowering organizations with workflows that drive business value.


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Dunn, Jeremy
Dunn, Jeremy

Morning All I have a problem when trying to upload new data to the Facilities layer in the Corona virus Business Reopening App I downloaded the empty facilities csv populated all the cols with my data and then tried to upload this excel file. So all the cols should line up as it’s from the original layer. Part of the problem is that the field names downloaded are the field alias’. So you have to change these so no spaces etc….using the correct field names(not the alias’) there is still the same error. Error : Object reference not set to… Read more »

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