Chelsea Policy Simulator

The Chelsea Policy Simulator project grew out of the Chelsea Project and aims to build a simulation tool that will help decision-makers in Chelsea learn how different policy decisions (e.g. different testing strategies, over-crowding reduction, etc) during the pandemic may have resulted in different outcomes. The goal of the project is to help the city […]

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COVID-19 Mask Mandates

We extended previous studies on the impact of masks on COVID-19 outcomes by investigating an unprecedented breadth and depth of specifications, and our results demonstrate the policy implications for reinforcing the need to maintain and encourage mask-wearing by the public even after controlling for vaccination. In this project, we show that mask mandates at the […]

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The Chelsea Project

Chelsea, Massachusetts is a 2.21 square mile city close to Boston, has an estimated population of 55,000 and a population density of 16K/square mile. It is ranked 29th in the US for urban population density. More than 60% of Chelsea’s population identifies as Latino/Hispanic and has a median household income of $32,000. More than 80% […]

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