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COVID-19 City level outbreak capacity (CLOC) research campaign

COVID-19 models that help local communities on city and county level.

Created over 1 year ago
60 Volunteers

About the Project

Description is a startup that partners with specific research communities to accelerate discovery with smaller, faster research reports. We're launching an outbreak science community to rapidly publish and update spread models of COVID-19 at the city level and predict when cities may reach a tipping point in hospitalizations vs capacity. This project will help fill a critical missing information gap in modeling data at the city level that can be used to make resource allocation decisions. Model predictions for each city will be published and peer reviewed at

How far along is it

We are at the beginning, but the project is growing very fast.

Help Needed

Tasks that need to get done

We need editorial help from epidemeologists and infectious disease experts. We need data scientists and modelers with and without experience in infectious disease to work on generating tools and models of COVID-19 spread and tipping point predictions at the city level.

Project details

Who is already working on this

We're a small team of 3 developers and science activists that are partnering with relevant members of the research community. We're in discussions with, MIDAS, and various clinicians and infectious disease modelers. Research is currently being published on biorxiv, medrxiv, and shared on twitter. Modeling data and spread information is being posted on, nextstrain, and various institutions such as johnshopkins and CZI biohub.

How to get in touch
Contact us at and we'll give you all the details
Number of volunteers needed
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Organization status
Not incorporated