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Coordinated, National Approach to Scaling Public Health Capacity for Contact Tracing and Disease Investigation   [open pdf - 775KB]

From the Document: "As the nation looks to restart the economy and recover from the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, reopening entirely will depend on expanded public health testing and contact tracing efforts, sustained healthcare system capacity to respond to new outbreaks, and public compliance with existing and new containment and mitigation efforts. More specifically, decisions and plans to restart, recover, and reopen local and state economies rest on three things: (1) local and state COVID-19 testing capacity, (2) the ability of the public health and healthcare system to quickly contain future outbreaks and associated healthcare surges, and (3) public understanding of and compliance with localized stay-at-home orders and other prohibitions on mass gatherings as these restrictions are safely and gradually reduced and eliminated."

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2020
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2020 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: http://www.astho.org/
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