October 9, 2022.Reading time 2 minutes.
This week, the CDC announced a big change to its COVID-19 data reporting: instead of updating case and death numbers daily, the figures will be updated weekly. The change comes into effect on October 20.
July 10, 2022.Reading time 1 minute.
The CDC is following in the footsteps of many state and local health departments across the country in taking weekends off from COVID-19 updates.
April 10, 2022.Reading time 5 minutes.
Sources and updates for the week of April 10 include safety for large, indoor events; state data reporting frequencies; a new Long COVID task force; COVID-19 testing in schools; and more.
April 3, 2022.Reading time 1 minute.
Florida recently switched from weekly COVID-19 reports to reports every other week—making it even more difficult for reporters, researchers, and others in the state to follow their local COVID-19 trends.
March 13, 2022.Reading time 1 minute.
Kentucky has made some changes to its COVID-19 data reporting, including the end of a vaccine demographics report and some very low-quality data visualizations.
February 6, 2022.Reading time 2 minutes.
On February 16, Iowa’s two COVID-19 dashboards—one dedicated to vaccination data, and one for other major metrics—will be decommissioned. The end of these dashboards follows the end of Iowa’s public health emergency declaration, on February 15.
October 10, 2021.Reading time 6 minutes.
Last week, I called out the state of Nebraska for basically demolishing its COVID-19 vaccination data. While I was correct in writing that Nebraska’s weekly update is now incredibly sparse, I missed that the state has, in fact, brought back its COVID-19 dashboard—kind-of.
October 3, 2021.Reading time 1 minute.
On June 30, Nebraska’s public health department discontinued its COVID-19 dashboard. Recently, the state pared down its data reporting even further.
September 5, 2021.Reading time 3 minutes.
Source updates for the week of September 5 include a new pediatric data page from the CDC, state reporting frequency, and new evidence that masks work.
June 20, 2021.Reading time 4 minutes.
Two weeks ago, I reported that Florida had made a big change to its COVID-19 data reporting: the state switched from daily updates to weekly updates. Other states are making similar changes. Only about half of states update their COVID-19 data every day, NPR reported last week. But it is important to view these changes in context.