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ELC Enhancing Detection: North Carolina Testing Plan   [open pdf - 609KB]

From the Document: "North Carolina's coordinated testing action plan is a data-driven approach that (1) supports individuals with suspected disease (2) supports proactive management of populations at high risk for infection, and (3) promotes health equity for historically marginalized populations. For May and June, our coordinated testing strategy aim to test at least 2% of North Carolina's population (~210,000 per month) through testing anyone with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] and close contacts of known positive cases, regardless of symptoms. As we continue to increase testing for subsequent months, North Carolina will implement a 'bottom-up' approach that uses an estimated daily testing threshold which factors (1) testing estimates by calculating the approximate size of testing cohorts of interest in prioritized populations (2) associated risk, and (3) frequency of testing. As we refine our strategy, additional federal financial and resource support are needed to achieve our increased testing goals."

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2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.hhs.gov/
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pdf
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