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What's your state doing? (COVID roll call)

Out of curiosity, how is your state handling public notification of COVID cases?

In my part of California, the county health department is issuing a report of testing results six days a week, which is posted on their website and shared to local news media and news blogs. It's not always well formatted which has caused some confusion about that data a few times. Case numbers have been added to the landing page for the county government website. The state’s daily reports are decent:

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Up in Oregon, the state is issuing a *very* nice looking daily report in PDF format that includes not just test results, but also the status of resources such as PPE and ventilators, as well as different functions of government and emergency response. You can find it here:

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Meanwhile, the state of Mississippi is ranked 50th for testing, the governor is refusing to tell anyone how many ventilators the state has, and apparently most of the local health departments don’t have their own websites or social media:

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So, my question to the rest of GT is this - how well is your state/county handling the “keeping the public informed” part of this? I suspect that the states that are dragging their feet on issuing shelter in place orders are getting away with it by failing to inform their citizens of what their respective situations are.

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