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CDC’s 24/7 response to COVID-19

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      CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and community spread in the U.S. CDC established a COVID-19 Incident Management System on January 7, 2020. On January 21, CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to better provide ongoing support to the COVID-19 response. Highlights from CDC’s response efforts are as follows: • More than 2,600 CDC staff are supporting the COVID-19 response. • CDC deployed multidisciplinary teams to support state health departments in case identification, contact tracing, clinical management, and public communications. As of March 26, there have been 921 CDC deployments. • In addition to early action taken to slow the spread of illness in the United States, CDC issued additional travel guidance, clinical guidance, guidance for long-term care facilities and nursing homes and other settings, and guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during a shortage. • CDC staff respond to more than 300 inquiries daily from different public health partners. Since March 28, CDC’s coronavirus content had received more than 860 million page views. • An important part of CDC’s role during a public health emergency is to develop a test and equip state and local public health labs with testing capacity. State and local public health labs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico have successfully verified and are using CDC COVID-19 diagnostic tests. Publication date from document properties. CDC-247-Response-to-COVID-19-fact-sheet.pdf
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