COVID-19 US State Policy Database

Resource Type
Dataset : other
  • Raifman, Julia (Boston University School of Public Health)
  • Nocka, Kristen (Boston University School of Public Health)
  • Jones, David (Boston University School of Public Health)
  • Bor, Jacob (Boston University School of Public Health)
  • Lipson, Sarah (Boston University School of Public Health)
  • Jay, Jonathan (Boston University School of Public Health)
  • Cole, Megan (Boston University School of Public Health)
  • Krawczyk, Noa (NYU Langone Health)
  • Chan, Philip (Brown University)
  • Galea, Sandro (Boston University School of Public Health)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action
  • Boston University Clinical & Translational Science Institute
  • Abstract

    For questions or comments about the database please contact:
    Alexandra Skinner
    Research Fellow & Database Manager
    Department of Health Law, Policy & Management
    Boston University School of Public Health

    Database of state policies on closures, shelter-in-place orders, housing protections, changes to Medicaid and SNAP, physical distancing closures, reopening, and more created by researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health. Policies included are state-wide directives or mandates, not guidance or recommendations. In order for a policy to be included, it must apply to the entire state. We are working quickly to go through state government websites to make the policy database as complete and accurate as possible in a rapidly changing policy context. If you use data on a given policy, we encourage you to triangulate based on additional sources of policy data and to review the source documentation to consider the coding decisions that are right for your work. Of course, please email us if you note a discrepancy so we can improve the database for everyone. State policy source documentation can be found at:
Temporal Coverage
  • 2020-02-01 / 2020-06-30
    Time Period: Sat Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2020--Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2020
  • 2020-02-01 / 2020-06-30
    Collection Date(s): Sat Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2020--Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2020
Geographic Coverage
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • Utah
  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • South Dakota
  • South Carolina
  • Rhode Island
  • Pennsylvania
  • Oregon
  • Oklahoma
  • Ohio
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • New York
  • New Mexico
  • New Jersey
  • New Hampshire
  • Nevada
  • Nebraska
  • Montana
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Minnesota
  • Michigan
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Maine
  • Louisiana
  • Kentucky
  • Kansas
  • Iowa
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Idaho
  • Hawaii
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • Delaware
  • Connecticut
  • Colorado
  • California
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • Alaska
  • Alabama
Sampled Universe
State policies. Smallest Geographic Unit: State
Collection Mode
  • other;

    Contributors: Megan Cole Brahim, Noa Krawczyk, Carolyn Hoffman, Claire Corkish, Elizabeth Ferrara, Elizabeth Long, Emily Baroni, Faith Contador, Hannah Simon, Morgan Simko, Rachel Scheckman, Sarah Brewer, Sue Kulkarni, Felicia Heykoop, Manish Patel, Aishwarya Vidyasagaran, Andrew Chiao, Cara Safon, Samantha Burkhart, Harry Jung, Victor Lee, Marina MacKinnon, Aarohi Rede, Marie Vearling, Sophie Li, Christina Wang, Tim Levengood, María Jordán P. Emma Chistolini

This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
  • Is version of
    DOI: 10.3886/E119446

Update Metadata: 2021-02-11 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2021-02-11