Critical COVID-19 Information Metrics to Inform Response Leadership's Decision Making in Non-U.S. Settings [open pdf - 243KB]
From the Introduction: "Information sharing among international and national stakeholders during the ongoing COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] response is critical for a coordinated response. Emergency Management Systems Integration (EMSI) is the process of bringing together the public health programs, emergency management systems, and best practices into one cohesive system to enhance the prevention, detection and response to public health events. [...] This document aims to provide critical COVID-19 information metrics by technical area that response leaders in non-U.S. settings can request to aid in informing COVID-19 response decisions. This document includes a set of core metrics within 10 technical areas for response leaders to help monitor response progress and guide decision making. This list was drawn from World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 guidance documents with consultation from the CDC Operations and International Task Force subject matter experts in the corresponding technical areas. This document is not meant to be exhaustive but to identify those information metrics that are critical to inform response leadership. Countries' response leadership may consider and request more metrics than what is listed in this document within their public health systems. Additionally, other metrics may be considered depending on a country's specific transmission context (incidence, mortality, geographic spread, etc.)."
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/