This webpage provides access to a survey, created and circulated by the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and Emerson College, assessing New Yorkers’ views and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey also inquires about the pandemic’s effect on individual mental health, employment, housing, and education. Survey data are shared to inform the public and guide policy and decision-makers.
Disease Tracking and Surveillance
Disease surveillance helps us detect disease cases, understand burden of disease and risk factors, provide the basis for timely and informed decision-making, guide control measures, and monitor impacts. Since the onset of COVID-19, surveillance efforts have worked to provide real-time tracking and forecast data, despite challenges with diagnostic capacity, case reporting, insufficient contact tracing, and fragmented data systems. COVID-19 has highlighted the need to invest in modern data systems, expand and skill up the workforce, and ensure data reporting and interpretation retain high ethical and epidemiological standards.