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COVID-19 Data Resources
The list of databases and other resources related to COVID-19 data is changing rapidly.
The library is maintaining a list of COVID-19 data resources, focused primarily on health and scientific/genomic data, which will be updated as new sources become publicly available.
Social and Economic Data about COVID-19
Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey: Measuring Social and Economic Impacts during the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Household Pulse Survey is a 20-minute online survey studying how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting households across the country from a social and economic perspective. The survey asks questions about how childcare, education, employment, food security, health, housing, social security benefits, household spending, consumer spending associated with stimulus payments, intention to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, and transportation have been affected by the ongoing crisis.
US Bureau of Labor Statistics Business Response Survey to the Coronavirus Pandemic
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has developed new data on how U.S. businesses changed their operations and employment since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic through September 2020. This information, in combination with data collected by other current BLS surveys, will aid in understanding how businesses responded during the pandemic. Other BLS statistics collected and published during the pandemic provide indications of changes in employment, wages, job openings and terminations, employer-provided benefits, and safety and health. The new data provides additional insights by asking employers directly what they experienced as a result of the pandemic and how they responded. Note: survey ended in September 2020.
Census Bureau Small Business Pulse Survey
The Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS) measures the effect of changing business conditions during the Coronavirus pandemic on our nation's small businesses. The survey includes information on small business operations and finances, requests and receipt of assistance, vaccines, capital expenditures, and expectations for recovery. Data is available by sector and state for the fifty most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Note: the data collection period for the Small Business Pulse Survey is now closed.
Consumers and COVID-19: A Real-Time Survey
Conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, this five-question survey has been conducted daily
since March 10, 2020. Asked of a small, representative sample of the U.S. population each day, it
attempts to measure consumers’ beliefs and expectations of COVID-19’s economic impact, among other things. Results are updated on a weekly basis.
Supplemental data measuring the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the labor market
The Bureau of Labor Statistics added questions to the Current Population Survey (CPS) to help gauge the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the labor market. These questions were asked beginning in May 2020 and will remain in the CPS until further notice. These questions ask whether people teleworked or worked from home because of the pandemic; whether people were unable to work because their employers closed or lost business due to the pandemic; whether they were paid for that missed work; and whether the pandemic prevented job-seeking activities.
COVID-19 and Recovery: Estimates From Payment Card Transactions
In response to COVID-19, the Bureau of Economic Analysis created a report that uses daily payment credit card data to measure the effects of the pandemic on consumer spending in key industries hard-hit by the virus. The report is updated on a bi-weekly basis.
US Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program
Data about the SBA-backed loans during COVID-19. Note: the Paycheck Protection Program ended on May 31, 2021.
Effects of Selected Federal Pandemic Response Programs
This Bureau of Economic Analysis webpage will consolidate information about the COVID-19 virus and federal stimulus programs as they relate to BEA's economic data. Includes effects of selected federal pandemic response programs on: personal income; state personal income; federal government receipts, expenditures, and saving; and Paycheck Protection Program Subsidies by Industry.
National Center for Education Statistics School Pulse Panel
The survey will ask about topics such as instructional mode offered; enrollment counts of subgroups of students using various instructional modes; learning loss mitigation strategies; safe and healthy school mitigation strategies; special education services; use of technology; and information on staffing. A sample of approximately 1,200 public elementary, middle, high, and combined-grade schools will be selected to participate in a panel where school and district staff will be asked to provide requested data monthly during the 2021-22 school year. The content of the survey may change on a quarterly basis. First data release is expected August 2021.
Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey Public Use File COVID-19 Supplements
The Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA) through a contract with NORC at the University of Chicago is a continuous, in-person, longitudinal survey of a representative national sample of the Medicare population. It has been carried out continuously for more than 25 years, encompassing more than one million total interviews. COVID-19 supplement PUblic Use File (PUF) data is available for: Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021.
US Gender/Sex COVID-19 Data Tracker
The GenderSci Lab’s Gender/Sex COVID Data Tracker reports up-to-date and historical gender/sex-disaggregated data on COVID-19 cases and fatalities for 50 US States and 2 US Territories.