Idea Stage
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CovidActNow.org Resourcing Request

A tool to spur state and local governments into action to arrest the spread of the coronavirus.

Global
Created 4 months ago
38 Volunteers

About the Project

Description

Apply through here only: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXyWOGzo55t8Sb2cnN_zK6ALn-loXVy1emue8YSYbk1kWwcQ/viewform

A team of data scientists, engineers, and designers in partnership with epidemiologists, and public health officials built a tool [https://covidactnow.org/] designed to spur state and local governments into action to arrest the spread of the coronavirus.

This tool was built to enable political leaders to quickly make decisions in their Coronavirus response informed by best available data and modeling. It is now being used by government and covid response leaders to answer critically important questions such as:

- What will the impact be in my region be and when can I expect it?
- How long until my hospital system is under severe pressure?
- What is my menu of interventions, and how will they address the spread of Coronavirus?
One critical request is from a federal government agency hoping to use this model and some of the presentation elements to help coordinate crisis response efforts (i.e. where to send masks).

The platform is also being extended to support government agencies, medical device manufacturers, and front-line health providers plan for and respond to covid.

**We are requesting full-time+ help from experienced leaders in engineer, UX, data science, and scalable support system design**

You can see a full list of job descriptions here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D6Ni9kaaB7o9Tw-Lwrk3UyziGnCTxteMdmNRfkrhWUg/edit?usp=sharing

Please fill out this form if you have full-time availability over the next week.

How far along is it

Since releasing the site on Friday, we have seen tremendous uptake (5 million unique users since Friday), and we are receiving about 50 inbound emails an hour, from a variety of frontline stakeholders, interested parties, and experts who want to contribute.

Help Needed

Tasks that need to get done

You can see a full list of job descriptions here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D6Ni9kaaB7o9Tw-Lwrk3UyziGnCTxteMdmNRfkrhWUg/edit?usp=sharing

Project details

Who is already working on this

Me soon, but I'm just posting to help spread the word!

How to get in touch
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXyWOGzo55t8Sb2cnN_zK6ALn-loXVy1emue8YSYbk1kWwcQ/viewform
Number of volunteers needed
100+
Preferred Volunteer location
Remote
Organization status
Not incorporated