2021 Undergraduate Research Showcase

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Student Presentation

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Dr. Samia Islam


City-wide COVID-19 strategies have varied significantly throughout the country. Many cities have struggled to establish consistently effective COVID-19 policy, as well as maintain citizen cooperation throughout the pandemic. Our research objective is to analyze the city of Boise's COVID-19 strategies and to understand how Boise's policies such as mask mandates and social distancing have influenced the local economies. We compared several different cities' COVID responses and found that population density makes cities inherently different from each other and helps to show that there isn't a one-size-fits-all strategy.



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