The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has created many challenges in all fronts of local government.
Officials said the greatest need is the sharing of information – accurate information.
Williamsburg city staff field calls and emails from residents concerned about the coronavirus in the community.
Now the streamline: The city’s Information Technology Department, using web development and GIS tools, developed a new COVID-19 information hub that was uploaded to the city’s website Friday, officials said in a news release.
It offers a “one-stop-shopping” site for global, national, state and local information and resources on the city’s website.
- Current data on confirmed cases, recovered cases and deaths.
- Protection and prevention information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Live Twitter and Facebook feeds from the CDC and the City of Williamsburg.
- Frequently asked questions.
- Links to state and city resources.
The hub was created by GIS specialist Sela Gordon of the city’s Information Technology Department.
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