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Esri partners with MCH Strategic Data to Provide Information on US Education Affected by COVID-19

By GeoConnexion - 1st July 2020 - 10:30

Esri announced that it will be making data layers on US school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic available through a new partnership with MCH Strategic Data. To help educational organizations as well as families across the nation better understand the situation in their communities, Esri and MCH have made school closure data accessible from a public dashboard. Information on K through 12 public and private schools include whether they are closed, plans for re-opening school buildings, and the type of instruction they are offering during closures due to the epidemic. As the COVID-19 outbreak has escalated rapidly across the globe, and with municipalities struggling to respond, MCH and Esri have built out additional resources like the MCH School Status Updates to help organizations quickly visualize and understand the current situation, as well as identify potential community risk areas when schools begin to open back up, and estimate the capacity needed to respond.

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