2020
ELC Enhancing Detection: Georgia Testing Plan
United States. Department of Health and Human Services
From the Document: "Testing is an essential part of identifying, mitigating, and containing the disease to protect Georgia's populations. While the initial testing plan closely followed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to limit testing to hospitalized patients and symptomatic high priority individuals, the State is currently working to remove barriers so that any individual who believes they have been exposed to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] can get tested. Widespread testing will allow DPH [Georgia Department of Public Health] to determine the prevalence of the disease, whether the rate of positive cases is decreasing over time, and if control and mitigation measures are successful. As the State implements its reopening plans, testing is a critical path for keeping vulnerable populations safe, quickly identifying those with active disease, and for ensuring the safety of those returning to work. Testing is also the first step and a key component of the State's Contact Tracing Plan and helps to identify hot spots for targeted deployment of resources. The State surpassed the initial cumulative 2% testing goal on May 7, 2020, with 210,000 completed molecular tests. Since the onset of the pandemic, the State has continued to expand testing capacity."
    Details
  • URL
  • Publisher
    United States. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Date
    2020
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: www.hhs.gov/
  • Format
    pdf
  • Media Type
    application/pdf
  • Subjects
    COVID-19 (Disease)
    Health--Testing
    Diagnosis, Laboratory
    Disaster recovery--Plans
  • Resource Group
    Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
  • Series
    COVID 19 Resources
    COVID-19 State Testing Plans

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