Coronavirus Government Response Tracker

Governments are taking a wide range of measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This tool aims to track and compare policy responses around the world, rigorously and consistently.


The Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT) systematically collects information on several different common policy responses that governments have taken to respond to the pandemic on 18 indicators such as school closures and travel restrictions. It now has data from more than 180 countries.

The data is also used to inform a Risk of Openness Index which aims to help countries understand if it is safe to ‘open up’ or whether they should ‘close down’ in their fight to tackle the coronavirus.

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Stringency and policy indices

OxCGRT collects publicly available information on 18 indicators of government responses. Eight of the policy indicators (C1-C8) record information on containment and closure policies, such as school closures and restrictions in movement. Four of the indicators (E1-E4) record economic policies, such as income support to citizens or provision of foreign aid. Six of the indicators (H1-H6) record health system policies such as the COVID-19 testing regime or emergency investments into healthcare. 

The data from the 18 indicators is aggregated into a set of four common indices, reporting a number between 1 and 100 to reflect the level of government action on the topics in question:

  1. an overall government response index (which records how the response of governments has varied over all indicators in the database, becoming stronger or weaker over the course of the outbreak);
  2. a containment and health index (which combines ‘lockdown’ restrictions and closures with measures such as testing policy and contact tracing, short term investment in healthcare, as well investments in vaccine)
  3. an economic support index (which records measures such as income support and debt relief)
  4. as well as the original stringency index (which records the strictness of ‘lockdown style’ policies that primarily restrict people’s behaviour).

Note that these indices simply record the number and strictness of government policies, and should not be interpreted as ‘scoring’ the appropriateness or effectiveness of a country’s response. A higher position in an index does not necessarily mean that a country's response is ‘better’ than others lower on the index.

For data journalists and researchers

For media enquiries or interview requests, please contact Giulia Biasibetti.

Full national-level country data:

Recommended citation: Hale, Thomas, Noam Angrist, Emily Cameron-Blake, Laura Hallas, Beatriz Kira, Saptarshi Majumdar, Anna Petherick, Toby Phillips, Helen Tatlow, Samuel Webster (2020). Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government.

New Secondary US state-level data:
This is a secondary dataset that cannot be interpreted alongside our primary country data. The differences are outlined on the GitHub page.

Recommended citation: Thomas Hale, Tilbe Atav, Laura Hallas, Beatriz Kira, Toby Phillips, Anna Petherick, Annalena Pott. Variation in US states’ responses to COVID-19. Blavatnik School of Government.

Data use policy: Creative Commons Attribution CC BY standard. This data is provided free of charge. However, please consider contributing to the COVID-19 Fund for the World Health Organisation. You can also find out more about supporting the work of the Blavatnik School of Government.

Feedback

Please note: this is an ongoing collation project of live data. If you see any inaccuracies in the underlying data, or for specific feedback on the analysis or another aspect of the project please contact us. The database was upgraded on 25 April and you can read the full details of what's changed as well as view the archived version of this dataset on GitHub.

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Contributors

Data is collected from public sources by a team of over one hundred Oxford University students and staff from every part of the world.

Research Assistants: Emily Cameron-Blake, Helen Tatlow, Laura Hallas, Saptarshi Majumdar.

Contributors to the project: Aditya Lolla, Adrian Wang Xinting, Ahmed Safar, Aidana Arynbek, Alejandrina Cripovich, Alfredo Ortega, Ali Arsalan Pasha Siddiqui, Alice Eddershaw, Alice Graham, Aline Tognini, Allen Haugh, Alonso Moran de Romana, Anandam Sarcar, André Parente Houang, Andrea Garaiova, Andrea Klaric, Andreea Anastasiu, Andrew Brown, Andrew Read, Andrew Wood, Andrey Krachkov, Anindita K. Listya, Anita Pant, Anjali Viswamohanan, Ann Hagen, Anna Bruvere, Anna Paula Ferrari Matos, Anna Petherick, Anna Welsh, Annalena Pott, Anneloes Hoff, Anthony Sudarmawan, Anupah Makoond, Ariq Hatibie, Arkar Hein, Arthur Lau, Ayanna Griffith, Babu Ahamed, Bárbara Prado Simão, Barbara Roggeveen, Barbora Bacyte, Beatriz Franco, Beatriz Kira, Ben Luria, Benjamin Ignac, Benjamin Parker, Benjamin Peart, Bilal Majeed, Bill McCluskey, Blessing Oluwatosin Ajimoti, Bolorerdene Battsengel, Bpriya Lakshmy Tbalasubramaniam, Bronwyn Gavine, Bugei Nyaosi, Camilla Sacchetto, Carla Almeida da Vila, Carolina Martinelli, Carolina Scherer Beidacki, Caroline Carthy, Caroline Weglinski, Cassy Inman, Celso Antônio Coelho Júnior, Chandra Sekhar Viswanadha, Changyu (Erin) Yan, Charlotte Newton, Charlotte Rougier, Chenxi Zhu, Chloe Axford, Chloë Mayoux, Christian Lumley, Christopher Yoannou, Clara Pavillet, Clara Portwood, Clarissa Lim, Clea Boorman, Connor Lyons, Cristhian Pulido, Dan Fay, Dan Mocanu, Dane Alivarius, Dang Dao Nguyen, Daniel Pereira Cabral, Dário Kuteev Moreira, Davi Mamblona Marques Romão, Davi Mancebo Fernandes, David Johnson, David McKinnon, Dayane Ferreira, Déborah Palacio do Sacramento, Delgermaa Munkhgerel, Delia Tegnalia, Denilson Soares Gomes Junior, Derek Messling, Diane Brandt, Dita Listya, Dr Grace Mzumara, Edmund Derby, Edward Grey O'Brien, Ehsan Rafian, Elaine Fung, Eleanor Altamura, Elena Terenzi, Elisa Codonho Premazzi, Elisabeth Mira Rothweiler, Elisangela Oliveira de Freitas, Ellen Sugrue, Emily Cameron-Blake, Emily Nguyen, Emma Leonard, Emmanuel Mawuli Abalo, Eric Cheng, Erin Kanzig, Ethan Teo, Fabiana da Silva Pereira, Fatima Zehra Naqvi, Felipe Natil Martins Moreira, Felipe Paiva Pinto, Femi Adebola, Finn Klebe, Francesca Lovell-Read, Francesca Valmorbida McSteen, Frederic Michaelsen, Gabriel de Azevedo Soyer, Gabriel Podesta, Gaia Lisi, Garima Rana, George Sheppard, Giulia Biasibetti, Grace Mzumara, Guilherme Ramos, Guillermo Miranda, Hakeem Onasanya, Hakim Ronaque, Hala Sheikh Al Souk, Harikharan Krishnaraju, Hatim Hussain, Heather Walker, Helen Tatlow, Helene Jow, Henrique Oliveira da Motta, Henry Annan, Hermann Fernandes Pais, Horácio Figueira de Moura Neto, Huma Zile, Hunter McGuire, Hyerean Yoo, Ifigenia Xifre Villar, Ilya Zlotnikov, Inaara Gulamhussen, Inaara Sundargy, India Clancy, Ingrid Maria Johansen, Isabel Jorgensen, Isabel Seelaender Costa Rosa, Isabela Blumm, Israa Mohammed, Iyone Agboraw, Jai Wei, Jaime Weber, Jake Lerner, James Fox, James Green, Jamie Weber, Jason Larson, Javier Pardo-Diaz, Jeanna Kim, Jenna Hand, Jennifer Gunther, Jennifer Lim, Jes Shultz, Jessica Anania, Jialin Xi, Jiayi LI, Jilin Zeng, Jimmy Kwong, Joanna Klimczak, João Ferreira da Silva, João Gabriel de Paula Resende, João Pires Mattar, Johannes Dommnich, John Miller, Jorge Luis Revilla, José Renato Venâncio Resende, Joseph Ssentongo, Joy Carveth, Juan David Gutierrez, Judy Cossins, Judy Nguyen, Juhi Kore, Julia Sawatzky, Juliana Moura Bueno, Ka Yu Wong, Kaisa Saarinen, Kaitlyn Green, Kangning Zhang, Karoline Becker, Kasia Whitaker, Katherine McCreery, Katherine Tyson, Katrina Marina, Katy Aymar, Kaushal Jain, Kaushalya Gupta, Kelly Daniels, Kristie Jameson, Kumar Shastry, Lam Quynh Vo, Lama Khaiyat, Lana Ahmad, Larissa Cristina Margarido, Laura Angelica Chavez-Varela, Laura Chamberlain, Laura de Lisle, Laura dos Santos Boeira, Laura Hallas, Leana Diekmann, Leanne Giordono, Leire Gonzalez Yubero, Leslie Fraser, Letícia Barbosa Plaza, Lian Najami, Liene Kaori Asahi Baptista, Liliana Estrada Galindo, Lin Shi, Lione Alushula, Liu Victoria Yang, Liviu Dimitriu, Lorena G Barberia, Louisa-Madeline Singer, Lucia Soriano, Lucy Goodfellow, Luiz Eduardo Barbieri Bedendo, Luiz Guilherme Roth Cantarelli, Manikarnika Dutta Dutta, Manjit Nath, Marcela Mello Zamudio, Marcela Reynoso Jurado, Mareeha Kamran, María de los Ángeles Lasa, Maria Leticia Claro, Maria Luciano, Maria Paz Astigarraga Baez, Maria Puolakkainen, Mariam Raheem, Marianne Lafuma, Marie Mavrikios, Marília Camargo Miyashiro, Mark Deakin, Marryam Ishaq, Marta Koch, Martha Stolze, Martina Lejtreger, Maryann Heil, Matheus Porto Lucena, Maurice Kirschbaum, Maurício Nardi Valle, Megan McDowell, Melody Leong, Michael Chen, Michelle Sharma, Mildred Aziengbe, Minah Rashad, Minsoo Bae, Miriam Pittalis, Monika Pyarali, Morgan Grobin, Moza Ackroyd, Muktai Panchal, Nadia Nasreddin, Nadine Dogbe, Natalia Brigagão, Natália Colvero Maraschin, Natália de Paula Moreira, Natalia Elizabeth Espinola Lopez, Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton, Natsuno Shinagawa, Negin Shahiar, Nicole Guedes Barros, Nicole Gump, Nikhil Tekwani, Noam Angrist, Nomondalai Batjargal, Oksana Matiiash, Olga Romanova, Olivia Route, Pamela Gongora Salazar, Paola Del Carpio Ponce, Paola Schietekat Sedas, Paraskevas Christodoulopoulos, Patricia Silva Castillo, Paul Lawson, Pedro Arcain Riccetto, Pedro Santana Schmalz, Pollyana Pacheco Lima, Prabhakar Chandramouli, Prakrit Prasad, Praveen Rajendran, Precious Oluwadara Olajide, Prianka Rao, Primrose Adjepong, Priya Lakshmy Tbalasubramaniam, Priyanka Bijlani, Purna Chandra Panda, Qingling Kong, Quynh Lam Vo (Lam), Rafael Goldszmidt, Rahima Hanifa, Rancy Chadha, Randy Taufik, Raymond Pottebaum, Rene Landers, Rhona Rahmani, Ricardo Miranda Rocha Leitao, Richard Florance, Richard James Chapler, Jr., Robert Gorwa, Rodrigo Furst de Freitas Accetta, Rose Wachuka Macharia, Rotimi Elisha Alao, Rushay Naik, Ruwa Mahdi, Saba Mahmood, Safa Khan, Salim Salamah, Sam Webster, Samantha Harris , Samson Leung, San Jameson, Sandra Sajeev, Saptarshi Majumdar, Sasidhar Gali, Scott Latham, Scott McCullers, Sena Pradipta, Serene Singh, Seun B. Adebayo, SeungCheol Ohk, Seungeun Yi, Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Shane Fitzsimons, Shannon Smith, Shirley Chen, Shoaib Khan, Silvia Shen, Simon Powell, Simphiwe Stewart, Siu Cheng, Sophie Pearlman, Stefaan Sonck Thiebaut, Stephanie Guyett, Syed Shoaib Hasan Rizvi, Sze Oh, Sze Tung Lam, Tamoi Fujii, Tanyah Hameed, Tatianna Mello Pereira da Silva, Tatsuya Yasui, Tebello Qhotsokoane, Teresa Soter Henriques, Terrence Epie, Teruki Takiguchi, Tetsekela Anyiam-Osigwe, Theo Bernard, Thomas Benson, Thomas Boby, Thomas Rowland, Tilbe Atav, Tim Nusser, Tiphaine Le Corre, Tiwa Ighomuaye, Toby Phillips, Tom Hale, Trevor Edobor, Twan van der Togt, Ulla Mikkelsen, Ulrike Gruber-Gremlich, Ursule Demael, Uttara Narayan, Veronique Gauthier, Victor Mtaki, Vijay Krishna Palepu, Walter Vinicius Ribeiro Cancelieri, Will Marshall, William Dowling, William Hart, Winni Yang, Winni Yang, Xema Pathak, Yanying Lin, Yaowen Deng, Yiwen Sun , Yulia Taranova, Yuxi Zhang, Zachary Parsons, Zara Abdurahaman, Zara Raheem, Zelie Kasten, Zile Huma, Zilin Tu, Zoe Lin, Zoha Minal Imran, Zongyue Liu, Zunaira Mallick.

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