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Photo: AllClear

A nonprofit organized by the founder of recruiting software firm Jibe has launched AllClear, a new website where people across the U.S. can find information about nearby coronavirus testing.

The big picture: AllClear is one of many tech industry responses to the pandemic. Others have designed services to deliver food to healthcare workers and apps to support small businesses.

  • AllClear is a 30-person volunteer effort, led by Joe Essenfeld, Matt Geffken and Boris Kozak. The trio are veterans of Jibe, which was acquired last June by iCIMS, where the three still work.
  • AllClear allows people to locate testing sites near them, as well as review their eligibility.
  • It's a website for now, with iOS and Android apps coming, and covers all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories.

What they're saying: "AllClear is necessary because it is challenging to aggregate and validate the test center data across the country," Essenfield told Axios, noting that its data comes from a number of different sites and has been validated by at least two people.

  • "Our unique algorithm-assisted data gathering combined with our deduplication and enrichment technology is something no one else is doing."

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Updated Aug 4, 2020 - Health

The states where face coverings are mandatory

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves issued a statewide mask mandate on Tuesday for people in public, as well as teachers and students going back to school.

The big picture: 34 states, in addition to the District of Columbia, have issued some form of a mask mandate as infections surge across the country.

Updated Oct 7, 2020 - Health

World coronavirus updates

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Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

New Zealand now has active no coronavirus cases in the community after the final six people linked to the Auckland cluster recovered, the country's Health Ministry confirmed in an email Wednesday.

The big picture: The country's second outbreak won't officially be declared closed until there have been "no new cases for two incubation periods," the ministry said. Auckland will join the rest of NZ in enjoying no domestic restrictions from late Wednesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, declaring that NZ had "beat the virus again."

First bipartisan multistate coronavirus testing drive to tackle shortages

A Whittier Street Health Center nurse performs a COVID-19 test in Roxbury, Massachusetts, on Monday. Photo: Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald

A bipartisan group of governors has joined the Rockefeller Foundation to deliver 3 million rapid coronavirus antigen tests to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help states safely reopen, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.

Why it matters: With no national plan, the initiative with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D), Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R), Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R), and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) would be the first coordinated testing strategy in the U.S.