COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resource Page



Notice: In March, NFOIC and the Brechner Center issued a statement calling out state, tribal and local public institutions that passed measures to suspend their jurisdiction’s open government laws concerning public and press access to meetings and records as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. More than 145 organizations have signed that statement.


The National Freedom of Information Coalition has compiled a list of pandemic information resource pages posted on organization web sites representing journalism, state and local government, NFOIC state coalitions and miscellaneous. This page provides a one-stop-shop to details, facts, figures and statistics that may be beneficial to your search for content about the pandemic and the responses and recommendations from these institutions. If you know an organization that isn’t included here, please send that information to NFOIC ( 










America’s Newspapers

Asian American Journalist Association

Associated Press

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Institute for Nonprofit News

Investigative Reporters & Editors

Local Independent Online News (LION Publishers) 

National Association of Black Journalists

National Association of Broadcasters

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Online News Association


Radio Television Digital News Association

The Reporters Committee For Freedom of The Press

Society of Professional Journalist 

 The Student Press Law Center – SPLC


International City and County Managers Association

National Association of Attorneys General – NAAG

National Association of Counties

National Association of State Boards of Education – NASBE

National Association for State CIOs (NASCIO)

National Association of State Technology Directors

National Association of State Personnel Executives

National Conference of State Legislatures – NCSL

National Governors Association – NGA

National League of Cities

National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA)

United States Conference of Mayors

Council of State Archivists (CoSA)

National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)

National Academy of Public Administration

National Association of Secretaries of State

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

State Coalitions

Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

Florida First Amendment Foundation

Freedom of Information Coalition Oklahoma

Indiana Coalition for Open Government

Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas

New England First Amendment Coalition

Virginia Coalition for Open Government










The Atlantic


Government Technology


Route 50









 Brechner Center for Freedom of Information

Centre for Law and Democracy



The Pew Charitable Trusts 

Pew Research Center


Society for Human Resource Management – SHRM