Comprehensive Analysis of COVID-19’s Impact On County Finances and Implications for the U.S. Economy
Counties lead the local public health response and contribute to, and are impacted by, local economic activity across the nation. The COVID-19 pandemic has called counties to action and led to additional financial responsibilities, which may continue in waves. The impact of COVID-19 on counties has been uneven and varied, yet widespread across the nation.
This report explains the financial situation of America’s 3,069 county governments, the impact of COVID-19 on county budgets, the cuts counties are making to respond to the pandemic and the resulting impact on the U.S. economy.