Assisting Emergency Managers
ARL at UH developed a web application to help Hawaiʻi’s Emergency Management Agency study various scenarios as the State of Hawaiʻi re-opens in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The web application incorporates a number of existing, open- source models that project the impact that events, such as increasing the number of visitors allowed to fly to Hawaiʻi or re-opening public schools, could have on public health. It serves as an easy-to-use resource for Hawaiʻi’s leaders and medical responders to produce forecasts that assist both short- and long-term planning. The web application uses the most recently available data on Hawaiʻi’s pandemic status, updated several times per day, to provide timely and relevant forecasting.
See the press release here.