COVID-19 task force releases data visualization tool as part of effort to measure human toll of the pandemic

Thursday, April 9, 2020

COVID-19 task force releases data visualization tool as part of effort to measure human toll of the pandemic

The University of Illinois System’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) has partnered with the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Urban Data Visualization Lab to release a tool that maps key information related to populations and entities more vulnerable to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Policy Spotlight released today, titled Visualizing Vulnerability and Capturing the Pandemic’s Human Toll, is the first in a series from IGPA’s Task Force on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. These Policy Spotlights will drill down on specific dimensions of the challenges facing Illinois and respond to policy questions raised by the broader reports issued by the task force. This spotlight builds on a report, released last week, from the Community and Family Resilience Impact Group.

All task force reports and additional resources will be posted to the task force's webpage, which will be updated regularly.