Stay connected with Pioneer Institute during the fight to contain COVID-19. Read our research on remote learning, life sciences, healthcare, economic impact, transportation, and other important policy areas. Also check out our regular roundups of news, tips, resources, and other content related to the pandemic; our podcasts, surveys, and more!
Compare rates of fully vaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals, by all the demographic categories published DPH, by municipality, and by county. Data updated weekly.
View the count & rate (per 100,000) of confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Massachusetts by City/Town, updated each Thursday.
Take an interactive look at how COVID-related economic shutdowns are affecting jobs and lives across Massachusetts – updated weekly.
View data about any Massachusetts nursing home, rehabilitation center or other long-term care facility with 2+ known COVID-19 cases and facility-reported deaths.
Track data on Paycheck Protection Plan loans by recipient, lender, location, industry, and loan range
View a table or map view of districts’ in-person, remote, or hybrid reopening plans across Massachusetts.
Survey suggests increased demand for telecommuting after COVID-19 crisis
Citizens can submit complaints and descriptions of civil liberties violations they have experienced
Log potential instances of abuse of relaxed standards for open meeting laws and eliminated requirements for in-person town meetings
Tell Mass. Dept. of Public Health about your experiences with COVID, testing,
healthcare, mental healthcare, economic issues, and more.
A series on curricular resources for parents, kids and teachers.
COVID-19 News Roundups
COVID-19 Roundup from Pioneer: COVID & Air Conditioning; NEW: PPP Loan Tracker; COVID Nursing Home Task Force; Hubwonk: Fixing Foster Care; UMass’ Unique Re-opening Plans & more!
COVID-19 Roundup from Pioneer: Hope for a vaccine; Open Meeting violations; Holyoke Soldiers Home report; COVID & foster care; Re-opening the beaches; the fate of college towns; COVID’s economic toll on Bay State cities & more!
Stay updated with our COVID resources!
COVID-19 IMPACT AREAS
As COVID-19 Emergencies Ease, Some Progress on Telehealth Rules
A new report from Reason Foundation, Cicero Institute and Pioneer Institute rates every state’s telehealth policy for patient access and ease of providing virtual care. The report highlights telehealth policy best practices for states.
Khan Academy’s Sal Khan & ASU Prep Digital’s Amy McGrath on the Khan World School @ ASU Prep
This week on “The Learning Curve,” Cara Candal and Gerard Robinson talk with Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy, and Amy McGrath, the Chief Operating Officer of ASU Prep and Deputy Vice President of ASU Educational Outreach.
How did COVID impact Massachusetts’ long-term care facilities?
Pioneer Institute has filed a Public Records Act request related to COVID’s impact on Massachusetts’ long-term care facilities because the Institute believes this is a matter of obvious importance, both on principle (the public has a right to know the facts), and for purposes of evaluating – and where possible improving – public policy.
Pandemic Dead Reckoning: Unseen Casualties of Public Health Interventions
Hubwonk host Host Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer Institute’s Senior Fellow Dr. Bill Smith about new evidence that during the past two years of the pandemic, there were as many unseen excess deaths from non-Covid-related diseases as seen from Covid. They discuss the need for public health leaders to pivot their messaging to address this hidden mortality.
MBTA Ridership Trends Compared to Public Transportation Agencies Nationwide
The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating effect on our economy,…