Mural by Adam Serrano; Photo by Michelle Johnsen Photography.
Update (May 20, 2020): This post is part of a series providing publicly available maps, data, and insights to answer COVID-19 questions in your community. For more COVID-19 resources, go to PolicyMap Special Edition: COVID-19.
Targeting Resources in Areas With Growing COVID-19 Cases
There are new hotspots in the US with accelerating rates of infection that government and health officials must address. Good data must help guide the conversation and support strategic solutions.
The City of Lancaster, PA employed local artists to address the hazards of COVID-19 through public murals. To make the greatest impact, the City needed to know how to reach those residents most vulnerable to the virus. Using PolicyMap’s data, maps, and expertise, the Lancaster Public Art department identified seven criteria to inform siting of their public service announcement (PSA) murals about social distancing, mask wearing, and mental health.
PolicyMap has launched a COVID-19 Special Edition Resource that brings together our publicly available Quick Maps Tool, articles, blogs and stories about how PolicyMap users are solving COVID-19 problems with our data.