COVID-19 Outbreaks: State Reporting by Setting   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "Data about the settings where COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] infection occurs are critically important to understanding disease spread and informing policy decisions that promote public safety. These data will be particularly important as states roll out vaccination campaigns and look to target effective outreach, testing, and immunization in places where active disease-spread remains. To date, states vary widely in terms of whether and how they report COVID-related outbreak data, and what thresholds they use to define an outbreak. Additionally, there are no federal standards on the case thresholds for what constitutes an 'outbreak' or for notifying the public of setting-specific outbreaks (other than in nursing homes). [...] On behalf of the National Governors Association (NGA), and with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) developed this resource to identify states that have defined and are reporting setting-specific outbreaks as of November 2020 and highlight promising examples that others can look to as they consider adapting and expanding COVID-19 reporting. This resource also includes a summary of the status of related reporting on contact tracing and discussion of the impact of increasing levels of community spread on states' abilities to collect and report outbreak data."

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