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About the COVID Tracking Project

The COVID Tracking Project obtains, organizes, and publishes high-quality data required to understand and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. We will do this work until official sources take over and make their data complete and public.

In early March, two journalists at The Atlantic, Robinson Meyer and Alexis Madrigal, built a tracker for their COVID-19 testing investigation. Separately, Jeff Hammerbacher, Founder and General Partner at Related Sciences, built a tracking spreadsheet. The two efforts came together March 7, and made a call for volunteers, and the COVID Tracking Project was born.

Alexis Madrigal now leads the project. Jeff Hammerbacher has returned to his work and we send eternal gratitude his way. Erin Kissane is our managing editor. Our team now includes more than 100 volunteer data-grabbers, journalists, scientists, visualization specialists, designers, project managers, and many other great people. We can't list them all for privacy reasons, but here are some of our stalwart contributors:

Team leads


We run on Netlify, Slack, GitHub, and intense volunteer effort. Check out our software repositories and credits.