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Data Analysis & Visualization


Michelle McSweeney


Covid19, New York City, Pandemic, Administration of Public Funds, Human Resources Administration During a World Crisis


The City of New York launched one of its largest and most expensive operations in history. The objective was to stop or at least slow down the spread of the Coronavirus disease first identified in Wuhan, China in 2019. A vast number of initiatives were implemented by the city government involving every city agency. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was at the forefront of this response. This document will study the Human Resources deployed by said agency during the year 2020 to reveal how many assignments were given, dates and hours worked, number of employees deployed, strategies used, and types of talents most needed during such an emergency in the year 2020. Through this analysis, we hope to discover useful markers of performance by pairing this new insight to the patterns of infections, hospitalizations, and mortality rate to see whether the increase in assignments corresponds to a lower case-mortality rate. In addition, this study explores financial information provided by the Office of Management and Budget that can offer an understanding of how the money under the Covid19 nomenclature was used and how much was directed to the Department of Health compared to other agencies. (17674 kB)
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