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Five spatial approaches for reopening

Map the trends

With up-to-date time-enabled maps, monitor the overall cases-per-day trend and the most recent two-week case trends to determine a community's readiness to reopen.

Infographic showing changes in data over time

Map community resilience

Resilient communities use mapping and analysis to improve surveillance, supplement contact tracing, manage physical distancing in public places, augment services where needed, connect residents to services, mitigate disparities, and regularly assess health system capacity.

Dashboard displaying information about COVID-19 in a community

Map organizational resilience

Resilient organizations use mapping to ensure the strength of their supply chain and customer markets, keep track of a distributed workforce and employees in the field, manage indoor spaces for physical distancing, and prioritize employee safety and wellness.

A dashboard displaying the status of a business’s personnel

Map the impacts

Map-based dashboards with key indicators help leaders quickly assess the balance between community wellness and economic reactivation, informing decisions about relaxing or strengthening social distancing measures.

Dashboard showing the impact of COVID-19 on a small business

Communicate with maps

Engage with the community by sharing information about initiatives, priorities, and progress using interactive web maps, dashboard apps, and story maps.

A website sharing maps and information with small business owners and the community

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COVID-19: Five Spatial Approaches to Safely Reopen


Leaders used geospatial tools to react to public health and safety implications of COVID-19 and now put these same tools to the test to reopen.

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