The United States lacks federal climate action, so state and local governments are leading the way and creating polices for a just and inclusive clean energy economy.
The coronavirus will cause devastation when it hits rural America; policymakers must prepare now to prevent this calamity.
Digital contact tracing, if built in a voluntary, privacy-protective way using Apple and Google’s new Bluetooth-based standards, may allow the public to play a role in containing the coronavirus alongside increased testing and manual contact tracing from public health authorities.
These fact sheets explore how states are experiencing climate change differently—and how the Trump administration’s regulatory rollbacks are affecting each state.
RELEASE: Steps Congress Must Take To Support State and Local Governments Through the Coronavirus Crisis
Washington, D.C. — A new column from the Center for American Progress outlines the steps that Congress should take to support state and local governments through the coronavirus crisis. State, municipal, territorial, and tribal governments are facing unprecedented challenges as they are being forced to both cover additional public health costs and absorb a precipitous decline in...
Comprehensive coverage is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Trump administration is preventing uninsured people from signing up in a time of crisis.
Washington, D.C. — An in-depth report from the Center for American Progress lays out a series of recommendations for what Congress should include in its fourth coronavirus relief package. In the first three packages, Congress provided a down payment on the emergency response to the dual public health and economic crises. But with each passing...
A coherent, evidence-based plan is needed to reopen the economy without sparking a second wave of infections.
As the novel coronavirus pandemic intensifies, officials must be vigilant in educating and persuading the public to adhere to stay-at-home orders, only using the criminal justice process as a last resort.
As the novel coronavirus pandemic intensifies, CAP is collecting examples of how stay-at-home orders are being enforced.
Structural racism makes public health crises such as COVID-19 more dangerous by increasing exposure, exacerbating preexisting conditions, and preventing vulnerable people from obtaining the care they need.
RELEASE: Leader McConnell’s Coronavirus “Phase 3” Bill Fails to Meet the Moment, According to In-Depth CAP Analysis
Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress outlines the shortcomings in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) proposed coronavirus stimulus bill. The analysis looks at how the McConnell’s proposals would impact families and workers, the economy, the health care system, people with disabilities, and education and child care. The analysis finds that Leader McConnell’s proposal...
In response to COVID-19, actions should be taken to protect elections and Americans’ right to vote.
RELEASE: States and Localities Must Take More Aggressive Action, Including Bans and Closures, To Slow Coronavirus Transmission
Washington, D.C. — After weeks of delays in scaling up COVID-19 testing, the Center for American Progress has released a new column analyzing the epidemiology of slowing transmission of the coronavirus, assessing the current status of bans and closures implemented by states and local governments, and calling on governors and mayors to implement widespread bans...
State and Local Governments Must Take Much More Aggressive Action Immediately To Slow Spread of the Coronavirus
To help flatten the curve of COVID-19, states and local governments must take the threat seriously by implementing extensive closures and bans immediately.