State Action on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


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The National Conference of State Legislatures brings you up-to-date, real-time information about bills related to and responding to COVID-19 that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

You can search legislation for the current session by state, topic, keyword, year, status or primary sponsor using the state legislation database below. For information on legislation introduced in 2020 and 2021 please visit NCSL's COVID-19 State Legislation Archive Database.

COVID-19 topics included in the database include, but are not limited to, child welfare, education, finance, health access and coverage, housing and homelessness, legislative operations, public health, workforce and more.

Bill information in the database is updated each day. New measures are added as they are introduced or identified by NCSL staff.

For more detailed information or analysis on state legislative efforts by topic, please visit NCSL Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for States. This page is updated daily to reflect new resources in policy areas ranging from education to health care costs and access. You can keep updated on the number of confirmed cases of and deaths from COVID-19 in the United States using regularly updated webpages from state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the latest updates on other state-specific resources and actions, see the National Governors Association webpage.

COVID-19 State Legislation Database

COVID-19 State Legislation Database

For faster performance, please use the fields below to filter your results. If you select nothing, the default search will pick up all topics and states in the most recent session year available. The full text of bills is available by clicking on the bill number. This feature is available for bills from 2015 and later.

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Topic Explanation
COVID-19: General Legislation relating to addressing matters to COVID-19, not reflected in the other categories.
Education Higher Education General Legislation related to college and universities and the COVID-19 pandemic including, housing/dining refunds, student financial aid and student loans and other postsecondary education issues.
Education: PreK-12 Accountability Legislation relating to COVID-19-related changes to each state’s process of using student performance measures to evaluate school performance.
Education: PreK-12 Appropriation/Budget/Finance Legislation relating to education appropriations, budgets, and finance matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fiscal: Commerce Legislation related to insurance (not health); alcohol sales and regulation; price gouging; electronic/virtual notarization and other sales transactions.
Fiscal: Consumer Protection Legislation relating to mortgages, foreclosures, other consumer loans; consumer debt collection; credit reporting; and waiving fees/deadlines/requirements for consumer contracts.
Fiscal: Economic Development Legislation related to economic development and small businesses, including, but not limited to loans, tax incentives and credits, task forces or committees.
Fiscal: Liability Legislation related to immunity for civil liability for medical professionals, businesses, volunteers and groups producing equipment or opening facilities to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Health: Access and Coverage Legislation related to private insurance coverage for COVID-19 testing and treatment, other private insurance actions, Medicaid coverage and telehealth.
Health: Appropriations, Budget and Finance Legislation related to appropriations, budgets or finance for Medicaid, health facility and workforce capacity, and disease preparedness and response activities.
Health: General Legislation relating to addressing health matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic, not reflected in the other categories.
Health: Long-Term Care Legislation related to testing, infection control protocols, visitation requirements and workforce capacity in long-term care facilities and for home health care.
Health: Public Health Legislation related to the public health response to COVID-19 including research, emergency declarations, data collection and reporting, tracing, testing and treatment (not insurance coverage).
Health: Vaccine Legislation related to the COVID-19 vaccine including distribution, coverage, requirements, mandates and reporting. 
Health: Workforce Legislation related to scope of practice laws, provider recruitment strategies and liability protections for health care workers.
Human Services: Child Welfare Legislation relating to foster care, visitation requirements, workforce classifications, licensing requirements for foster families, child abuse and neglect prevention during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Human Services: Early Care and Education Legislation relating to availability and quality of child care, subsidies, early childhood governance structures, early childhood teachers and the workforce, home visiting and other child and family supports during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Human Services: General Legislation relating to human services matters, related to the COVID-19 pandemic, not reflected in the other categories.
Human Services: Household Economic Security and Public Assistance Legislation addressing public assistance programs and other matters related to household economic security during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Human Services: Housing, Homelessness and Youth Homelessness Legislation addressing rental assistance, eviction moratoriums and other housing-related services and supports for people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Legislative Operations Bills or resolutions changing legislative procedures or operations, such as changes in calendars or deadlines, temporary adjournment or postponement of session and other procedures.
Legislative Oversight of Executive Authority Bills or resolutions changing legislative procedures or operations, such as changes in calendars or deadlines, temporary adjournment or postponement of session and other procedures.
Legislative Remote Meetings/Voting Bills or resolutions to allow for remote floor sessions or remote committee hearings, as well as allowing members to vote remotely.