Covid-19 Oversight Hub

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.

Where Did the Money Go? A Summary of Findings from CARES Act Investigations

Numerous reports from watchdogs, Congress, and news outlets have exposed serious issues with how relief funding from the 2020 CARES Act was spent. Here’s a list.


Covid-19 Oversight News: State Setbacks, Vaccine Distribution Challenges, and CARES Act Confusion

For the latest news on the pandemic, as well as updates on various oversight investigations, sign up for our weekly Covid-19 Oversight News email.



Public Documents
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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.



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



Check out our comprehensive list of coronavirus-related lawsuits and find out more about the records being sought by American Oversight and other organizations.



Learn more about the key players in the government’s pandemic response, from task force members and public health officials to lobbyists and drug companies.


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Active Investigations

Browse through all of American Oversight’s Covid-19 investigations, or search and sort by topic.


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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

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