Use Coronavirus Response

The Coronavirus Response solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you monitor coronavirus cases and response activities, communicate the impact on public places (for example, schools, government buildings, common places), inventory meal sites, monitor meal programs and share information with the public.

In this topic, you’ll learn how to use the solution by assuming the role of a user and performing the workflows below.

Monitor coronavirus cases

The Coronavirus Case Dashboard and Community Impact Dashboard help Public Health agencies share case metrics for a specified reporting area. Coronavirus cases can be quickly tabulated with the Case Reporter survey. Current and historical results can then be seen in the Coronavirus Case Dashboard and the Community Impact Dashboard. New case information can be added as frequently as you would like.

Tabulate coronavirus cases

You will start by assuming the role of an epidemiologist. You are asked to use the Case Reporter survey to tabulate coronavirus cases each morning.

  1. In a browser, go to the Case Reporter survey.
  2. Click the Reporting Area drop-down and choose the appropriate reporting area.
  3. Enter your case information and click Submit.
  4. Repeat this process for each additional reporting area.

Monitor coronavirus cases

Now, you will assume the role of a Public Health Officer or Executive in the same government agency. You are asked to monitor the number of coronavirus cases and are looking to see if your organization has a growing number of coronavirus cases and how the cases may be distributed across demographic segments of the population. You will view the overall status of coronavirus cases and then review specific demographic segments and trends.

  1. In a browser, go to the Coronavirus Case Dashboard app.
  2. The Coronavirus Case Dashboard opens with an overview of the current status.

    The overview displays key metrics. This information gives management a quick overview of the number of cases in their community. Source of Exposure, Cases by Gender, and Cases by Age are also shown.

  3. In the filter on the top of the dashboard, click on another reporting area.
  4. Click on the Over Time tab in the Source of Exposure panel of the dashboard to see a breakdown of exposures over time.
  5. Click on the Testing tab in the Cases Over Time panel of the dashboard to see a breakdown of test results over time.
  6. Finally, review the Cases by Location panel in the lower right corner of the dashboard to see the breakdown of cases by location.

Manage status of public places

As the threat of the coronavirus has spread, many public gathering places (for example, schools, government buildings, hospitals, common places) have altered their hours. The Public Place Manager can be used to communicate the status of impacted places and encourage social distancing. The status of these public places can then be shared with the public in the School Closings and Public Gathering Places apps.

Update status

You will start by assuming the role of an emergency response mapping technician. You are asked to use the Public Place Manager to update the status of public gathering places.

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS organization, search for Public Place Manager, and open the app.
  2. Select Schools from the panel on the left.
    Tip:

    Each item listed allows you to manage facilities of that type.

  3. In the School Name field, click the Filter icon.
  4. Type school name and press Enter.
  5. Highlight the first school in the data table.
  6. Click the Edit Record icon (pencil) in the lower left-hand panel.
  7. Click the Status drop-down and choose Closed.
  8. In the Comment field, type School suspended until April 17th, please see our website for more information and updates.
  9. Click Save.
  10. Repeat this process for school districts, government facilities, community places, medical facilities, etc.

Review school closings

Now, you will assume the role of a resident in the same community. You are asked to start social distancing by the public health officer and would like to see if your child’s school is impacted.

  1. In a browser, go to your School Closings app.
    Tip:

    The Community Closings app can be used to review impacts the coronavirus is having on other public places in the community.

  2. Enter the name of a school in the search box.
  3. Select the school from the list and review the overview.
    Tip:

    The overview displays a quick overview of the school, status (for example, Open, Impacted, Closed), and any additional instructions for the community.

Administer meal programs

As coronavirus spreads, many organizations are being required to close schools and other sites that typically serve food to children, young adults, seniors and families. Schools, childcare facilities, and other non-profit agencies are balancing their role of helping to prevent disease transmission with ensuring access to food for children who rely on the federal nutrition safety net. As a result, organizations are looking for alternative ways to distribute meals to those in need.

Add meal site

You will start by assuming the role of a school district staff member or emergency response mapping technician. You are asked to use the Meal Sites Manager to add a new meal site that was recently opened in your community.

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS organization, search for Meal Sites Manager, and open the app.
  2. Click Edit Meal Sites and place the location of a meal site on the map.
    Tip:

    If you have a list of meal sites in a spreadsheet already (for example, FacilitySources.csv), you can use the Load Meal Sites widget to load the entire list of meal sites.

  3. Enter details about the meal site:
    • Name of Facility
    • Full Address
    • Phone
    • Website
    • Operational Hours
    • Groups Served
    • Meals Served
    • Language Services
  4. Click Save, and then click Clear.
  5. Repeat this process for each meal site.
  6. Click Update Meal Sites and select the Meal Sites layer.
  7. Click the Freehand Polygon Tool and select one or more meal sites.
  8. Update the status and any other characteristics and click Save.

Locate meal site

Next, you will assume the role of a resident in the same community. You have children that typically receive a morning meal in the local school lunch program and would like to locate the nearest meal site.

  1. In a browser, go to your Meal Sites Locator app.
  2. Enter your address in the search box or click on a location directly on the map.
  3. Optionally, adjust the buffer slider to see a larger list of potential meal sites.
  4. Click the Filter button and select the desired meal or group served.
  5. Select the closest meal site from the list and review the instructions provided.
  6. Click on the Directions tab to view driving directions to the meal site from your defined location.

Tabulate meals served

Now, you will assume the role of a school district staff member or volunteer in the same community. You have been assigned to a meal site in the community and need to tabulate the number of meals served on a given day.

  1. In a browser, go to the Meal Site Report survey.
  2. Click the Meal Site drop-down and choose the appropriate meal site.
  3. Enter the number of meals served and click Submit.
  4. Repeat this process each day.

Monitor meal program

Now, you will assume the role of a school district superintendent in the same community. You are asked to monitor the status of your meal sites and number of meals distributed in your program. You will view the overall status of your meal program and then review specific trends.

  1. In a browser, go to the Meal Sites Dashboard app.
  2. The Meal Sites Dashboard opens with an overview of the current status.
    Tip:

    The overview displays key metrics. This information gives the superintendent a quick overview of the number meal sites open, meals served, and the trends for the week.

  3. In the filter panel, click on Meal Sites and choose an individual meal site to get more detailed metrics.
  4. Review the list of meal sites and click on an individual site in the list to see more detail.
  5. Review the chart to see how many meals were served each day of the previous week and total meals served yesterday.
  6. Click on a filter in the left panel of the dashboard to refine the results in the dashboard.
    Tip:

    You can filter by Groups Served, Meals Provided, Status, Date and other key metrics to get a better understanding of meals distributed.

Generate meal site reports

In some cases, you may need to generate a report that summarizes the number of meals served at each site. Follow the steps below to generate a meal site report for interested stakeholders.

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS Online organization.
  2. Click on the app switcher and select ArcGIS Survey123.
  3. Browse to the Meal Site Report survey and open the data page.
  4. Generate a report using the Meal Site Report template that summarizes the total number of meals served at meal sites.
Tip:

The Meal Sites Report Template can be customized to meet your organization’s needs.