Newsom Administration Makes Available COVID-19 Data, Modeling Tools

Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced the availability of a series of COVID-19 tools, technology, and data that will allow scientists, researchers, technologists, and all California residents to better understand the impact of the pandemic. Included in the release of tools is the California COVID Assessment Tool (CalCAT) that contains assessments of the spread of COVID-19, short-term forecasts of disease trends, and scenarios that may occur under varying conditions. The Administration also made available the CalCAT source code and directed the state’s COVID-19 data to be open and machine-readable by default.

According to the Newsom Administration, the goal of making available the data is to “refine California’s and our counties’ insights and knowledge, and to spur collaboration with other states and researchers.” The CalCAT tool is available at and the source code for the tool is available here.