November 30, 2020

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Your State’s Budget?

State lawmakers will ramp up their budget, spending, and tax negotiations in early 2021 and the vast majority still will be reeling from the impact of COVID-19 shutdowns – particularly if local, state, and federal policymakers are forced to impose additional restrictions on businesses as case numbers rise.

The Urban Institute is now tracking the economic and budget outlook for each state, along with the number of coronavirus cases in each jurisdiction and the restrictions that states have imposed to help stop the spread of the virus. Click here to find the report for your state.

The Urban Institute also is tracking state spending per-capita on COVID-19 related relief programs. Click here to read that analysis.

Several other organizations also are providing up-to-the minute information on state-based COVID-19 restrictions and policies. These include:

  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has a State-by-State Business Reopening Map that is up to date with the latest guidelines, timelines, and other critical information for businesses looking to stay open safely amid the pandemic.
  • The National Association of Manufacturers also has created a map that outlines state orders, including state mask mandates.
  • Multistate, which has created a COVID-19 State and Local Policy Dashboard that provides a quick and easy reference to updates and information issued by state and key local agencies and policymakers and that is updated daily.