Gateway communities are particularly vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19 and related impacts. As a result, many of these communities are taking proactive and innovative actions to respond to the outbreak. This Working Group will assist gateway communities in responding to and recovering from COVID-19 while simultaneously studying their vulnerabilities and determining what can be learned from their experiences to enhance community resilience.
Gateway Communities and the Impacts of COVID-19
Working Group Lead
Danya Rumore, University of Utah
Working Group Members
Don Albrecht , Western Rural Development Center
Divya Chandrasekhar, University of Utah
Courtney Flint, Utah State University
Sean Michael , Utah State University
Zach Miller, Utah State University
Jake Powell, Utah State University
Lindsey Romaniello, University of Arizona
Jordan Smith, Utah State University
Philip Stoker, University of Arizona
Kai Zhang, University of Texas
CONVERGE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, Program on Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (Award #1841338). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.