Get started with resources that use real-time and national secondary source data to highlight the impact of COVID-19.

National COVID-19 Dashboard

The National Covid-19 dashboard provides a snapshot of COVID-19 cases across the nation as well as vulnerability indicators for counties. Use the tabs at the bottom left of the dashboard to navigate between the maps and the various indicators.

New COVID-19 Cases in the Last 14 Days

This swipe map shows the number of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days as well as the percent change in overall cases from 14 days ago.

COVID-19 Testing Dashboard

Using data from The COVID Tracking Project, this dashboard provides an overview of testing for COVID-19 for each state.

COVID-19 Vulnerability Footprint

The COVID-19 Vulnerability Footprint identifies vulnerable communities across the nation, defined as having high concentrations of older populations, the uninsured, and high population density. Thresholds for target area identification are adjustable, allowing the tool to be utilized in all geographic areas where regional rates may be higher or lower than the national average.

COVID-19 Starter Map: Hospitals, Confirmed Cases and ICU beds

This starter Map features up-to-date confirmed cases of COVID-19 by County from the John Hopkins Institute, as well as Hospital locations, ICU Beds within 20 Miles by census tract, and ICU Bed Utilization Rate per 100,000 population.

COVID-19 Indicator Report

This report provides a selected set of indicators related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including case counts and fatalities, health care infrastructure data, and social/economic vulnerabilities. Maps and data are available for individual counties and groups of counties.

COVID-19 Starter Map: Economic Impact

This starter Map features Economic information including Median Household Income, Population Below the Poverty Level, Households with No Internet, Broadband Internet Usage, as well as confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths from the John Hopkins University.

COVID-19 Starter Map: Demographic Vulnerability

This starter Map features Demographic information including Disabled Population, Median Age, Total Households, Total Population as well as confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Deaths from the John Hopkins University.

CARES Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

Official communications regarding the University of Missouri response to COVID-19 can be found at

As many aspects of normal life grind to a halt with closings and cancellations to slow the spread of COVID-19, CARES will continue to provide online services, including day-to-day technical support for all of our projects, sites, and Hubs.  CARES has already taken several measures to ensure continued support for our projects.  These steps include:

  • CARES has ensured that staff are aware of COVID-19 information resources, practices to prevent spread of the disease (self-quarantine, social distancing) and steps to take if they suspect they have been infected.
  • CARES has worked with each staff member to ensure they can conduct work from home.  This includes testing home equipment and secure networking, and establishing at least two forms of contact (email, personal phone, social media, etc.).
  • CARES has made sure that all staff have access to the project planning and management software used at CARES.
  •  CARES has always provided cross training, and our team has enough staff redundancy staff to address issues should remote work, family responsibilities, or illness cause interruptions. If interruptions should occur beyond a manageable scope, we will communicate early and appropriately about any anticipated delays. We ask for your understanding as we continue to support our projects during this time.
  • The University infrastructure supporting all projects, including networking, server housing, backup power, and physical security, will continue to function as normal.
  • While travel is restricted, CARES staff are using video communication platforms (e.g., Zoom) for presentations, trainings, and other virtual meetings.

While the University of Missouri where we are located is officially closed, CARES is still fully functional as all our team members are able to work from home. We will continue to respond to project needs as usual and are working on creating COVID-19 related maps and other data resources. While we are working remotely to comply with local, state, and national guidelines, CARES is committed to maintaining quality information, tools, and resources as well as support for our partners during these challenging times. We ask for your patience and urge everyone to stay home as much as possible.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please reach out to Jamie Kleinsorge at