COVID-19 Tools and Resources

Get started with tools and maps exploring data related to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please reach out to Jamie Kleinsorge at


Hospital Bed Usage by COVID-19 Patients  

This dashboard shows how many hospital beds are in use by COVID-19 patients as a percentage of overall usage and see the overall facility capacity. Larger points represent higher overall bed capacity while a darker color represents a higher percentage of beds being used by COVID-19 patients. Data Source: Department of Health and Human Services.

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City and County COVID-19 Dashboards

CARES has developed these dashboards in conjunction with local health departments, to facilitate the display of COVID-19 related information for their communities.

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COVID-19 Vulnerability Footprint

The COVID-19 Vulnerability Footprint identifies vulnerable communities across the nation, defined as having high concentrations of older populations, the uninsured, and high population density. Thresholds for target area identification are adjustable, allowing the tool to be utilized in all geographic areas where regional rates may be higher or lower than the national average.

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COVID-19 Interactive Report

This report provides a selected set of indicators related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including case counts and fatalities, health care infrastructure data, and social/economic vulnerabilities. Maps and data are available for individual counties and groups of counties.

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COVID-19 Starter Map Gallery

Visit our new map gallery, customized with starter maps and layers to help you explore local data relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MHA Weekly Dashboard

External: Missouri Hospital Association COVID-19 Dashboard  

Weekly dashboards help government leaders, local public health officials, health care organizations, and businesses understand the influence of COVID-19 on their communities, and make informed decisions when protecting citizens, customers, employees and patients.

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Please visit MU Extension’s COVID-19 Resource Page for more resources and support for individuals, families, policy-makers, educators, and businesses.

CARES Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

Official communications regarding the University of Missouri response to COVID-19 can be found at

As many aspects of normal life grind to a halt with closings and cancellations to slow the spread of COVID-19, CARES will continue to provide online services, including day-to-day technical support for all of our projects, sites, and Hubs.  CARES has already taken several measures to ensure continued support for our projects.  These steps include:

  • CARES has ensured that staff are aware of COVID-19 information resources, practices to prevent spread of the disease (self-quarantine, social distancing) and steps to take if they suspect they have been infected – any updates in policy or best practices are communicated immediately to staff.
  • CARES staff are successfully and securely working from home while travel is restricted to meet ongoing project commitments, syncing via virtual meeting platforms and common project management software.
  • CARES has always provided cross training, and our team has enough staff redundancy staff to address issues should remote work, family responsibilities, or illness cause interruptions. If interruptions should occur beyond a manageable scope, we will communicate early and appropriately about any anticipated delays. We ask for your understanding as we continue to support our projects during this time.
  • The University infrastructure supporting all projects, including networking, server housing, backup power, and physical security, will continue to function as normal.

While the University of Missouri where we are located is officially closed, CARES is still fully functional as all our team members are able to work from home. We will continue to respond to project needs as usual and are working on creating COVID-19 related maps and other data resources. While we are working remotely to comply with local, state, and national guidelines, CARES is committed to maintaining quality information, tools, and resources as well as support for our partners during these challenging times. We ask for your patience and urge everyone to stay home as much as possible.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please reach out to Jamie Kleinsorge at