Partnership ensures neighborhoods have access to real-time information about COVID-19
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April, 2, 2020 — The National Governors Association (NGA) is partnering with Nextdoor, a trusted name in local communities, to ensure that important state-specific resources are available at the neighborhood level. Given social distancing and telework requirements in many states, neighbors are increasingly turning to Nextdoor for real-time, credible COVID-19 updates. Twenty-five states are already working in partnership with Nextdoor, including California, Arizona, Virginia, Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida, and Washington.
Governors are keenly focused on the widest possible dissemination of credible, state-specific news and resources to counter misinformation. According to the National Governors Association, all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia have declared a public health emergency, which requires a whole-of-government and whole-of-community response.
“Accurate information is critical in our fight against the spread of this virus,” said LeAnne Wilson, NGA chief operating officer. “Working to ensure families can get accurate information from trusted local sources will help engage a stronger community response.”
Nextdoor is the neighborhood hub for trusted connections and the exchange of helpful information, goods, and services, and it is the only platform that enables public agencies to reach people at the neighborhood level. During this unprecedented time, the number of public agency posts on Nextdoor has tripled since the beginning of March. Nextdoor has partnered with thousands of public agencies, including regional and state departments of health across the country, FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency), the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and the American Red Cross. Additionally, Nextdoor has launched new product features to better help neighbors stay connected during this challenging time.
“Nextdoor was built to bring neighbors together—this is important in good times and essential in times of need,” stated Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar. “Neighbors are turning daily to Nextdoor to receive critical, real-time information from public agencies. We are honored to partner with the National Governors Association to ensure all neighbors have access to critical information and resource capabilities. And we are thankful for the efforts of Governors and all emergency services providers during this unprecedented crisis.”
For more information and examples of using Nextdoor, please visit: https://www.nga.org/nextdoor.
Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s 55 governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, address issues of national and state interest and share innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.
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