Investigations into Coronavirus Response

Missed chances and early testing failures. Confusing and often dangerously incorrect messages from the Trump White House. We’re investigating the poor coordination that defined the mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic by the Trump administration and key states, and are examining how external private and political interests influenced the response.

Emails Show Stephen Miller Led Efforts to Expel Migrants at Border Under Title 42

Former White House adviser Stephen Miller spearheaded the Trump administration’s 2020 effort to expel undocumented migrants at the border under the guise of fighting the pandemic, emails obtained by American…


The Trump Administration’s March 2020 Covid-19 Mailers Originally Included Mask-Wearing Guidance

Emails obtained by American Oversight reveal that during early confusion about face coverings last spring, the Trump White House omitted a line about wearing masks from postcards sent to U.S.…


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Early Pandemic Confusion at Federal and State Health Agencies

Communications Management, Federal Management, State and Federal Coordination

Industry Influence at the Department of Agriculture During Pandemic

Business and Industry, Federal Management

New York’s Nursing Home Data Discrepancies

State Issues, Vulnerable Populations

Florida’s Inequitable Vaccine Rollout

Vaccines and Treatments

The Federal Government’s Pandemic Information-Sharing Systems

Business and Industry, State and Federal Coordination

Challenges in U.S. Vaccine Distribution

Federal Management, Vaccines and Treatments

The Pandemic’s Spread in Florida

Communications Management, State and Federal Coordination

The Pandemic in Prisons

Vulnerable Populations

The Spread of Coronavirus in Migrant Detention Facilities

Immigration and Border Issues, Vulnerable Populations

The White House’s Covid-19 Outbreak


Covid Relief Funds and Loans: Where Has The Money Gone?

Business and Industry, Influence and Access in Pandemic Response, Relief Funds and Loans

The Rush for a Covid-19 Vaccine

Vaccines and Treatments

Trump White House Control of Information During the Pandemic

Communications Management

The Trump Administration’s Poor Coordination with States on Pandemic Response

Medical Supplies and PPE, State and Federal Coordination, Testing

Anti-Immigration Opportunism in the Coronavirus Response

Immigration and Border Issues, Political Opportunism, Vulnerable Populations

Testing Supply Failures


Jared Kushner’s Role in the Coronavirus Response

Medical Supplies and PPE, Relief Funds and Loans, Trump Family Business

The White House’s Disregard of Early Warnings

Communications Management

Promotion of Covid-19 Treatments and Communications with Drug Companies

Communications Management, Vaccines and Treatments

The Trump Administration’s Response to Coronavirus

Communications Management


Public Documents and Reports, 2020–2021

Explore our library of public documents related to oversight of the coronavirus response. Sort by topic, and find witness testimony, FOIA releases, watchdog reports, and more.


Congressional and Watchdog Oversight, 2020–2021

From Congress to government watchdogs, keep track of who’s conducting oversight of the key issues in the Covid-19 response.