CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again

“This document briefly summarizes CDC’s initiatives, activities, and tools in support of the Whole-of Government response to COVID-19.

Overview of CDC’s Surveillance and Control Goals and Activities

The principal objectives of COVID-19 surveillance are to monitor the spread and intensity of the pandemic, to enable contact tracing to slow transmission, and to identify disease clusters requiring special intervention. Secondary objectives include understanding the severity and spectrum of disease, identifying risk factors for and methods of preventing infection, and producing data essential for forecasting. In addition to tracking the disease itself, monitoring of healthcare capacity and essential supplies through the National Healthcare Safety.” Excerpted from CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again.

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