The President of the United States wants to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Administration is taking a whole-of-government approach and driving collaboration between Federal-State-Tribal-Local stakeholders to protect the health and safety of the American people. The most up-to-date information and guidance can be found via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website: HERE. Also see recently released guidance for families, businesses, schools and others: HERE. The Coronavirus Task Force holds frequent national briefings which can be viewed live: HERE. You are also encouraged to follow HHS, CDC, and other agency social media channels for up-to-date information.
The White House Task Force on Coronavirus and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention have released two helpful documents for State, local, tribal, and community leaders.
- Actions for All Americans (4-page slide deck)
- Keeping the workplace safe
- Keeping the school safe
- Keeping the home safe
- Keeping commercial establishments safe
- A Framework for Mitigation: Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission (10-page frame work for States, localities, and communities)
Protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like coronavirus disease 2019. Everyone has a role to play in getting ready and staying healthy. CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and community spread in the United States. CDC’s all of community approach is focused to slow the transmission of COVID-19, reduce illness and death, while minimizing social and economic impacts. Framework includes:
- Local Factors to Consider for Determining Mitigation Strategies
- Community mitigation strategies by setting and by level of community transmission or impact of COVID-19
- Potential mitigation strategies for public health functions
- CDC to Award Over $560 Million to State & Local Jurisdictions in Support of COVID-19 Response (click here)
- White House Coronavirus Task Force Announces Community Mitigation Strategies for Seattle, Santa Clara (click here and here)
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Guidance (click here)
- HHS Supports Development of First High-Throughput COVID-19 Diagnostic Test (click here)
- CMS Issues Key Protective Mask Guidance for Healthcare Workers (click here)
- CMS Issues Clear, Actionable Guidance to Providers about COVID-19 Virus (click here)
- CMS Issues Call to Action for Hospital Emergency Departments to Screen Patients for Coronavirus (click here)
- Telehealth Benefits in Medicare are a Lifeline for Patients During Coronavirus Outbreak (click here)
The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
COVID 19: Background & Additional Information
Background: Under the leadership of President Trump and Vice President Pence, the full weight of the U.S. Government is working to protect the health and safety of the American people. Decisive action from President Trump at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak—including prudent travel restrictions and an early containment strategy—has given State and local officials and private sector partners time to prepare. In January, the President formed a Coronavirus Task Force, led by Vice President Mike Pence and comprised of subject-matter experts, to organize a whole-of-government response. The Coronavirus Task Force and broader Administration have worked and will continue to work with State-Local-Tribal officials and private sector and non-profit partners in preparing for and responding to the Coronavirus. It is important to note that at this time, the risk for the average American remains low, and all agencies are working aggressively to monitor this continuously evolving situation and to keep our partners and the public informed.
Up-To-Date Information: The most up-to-date information and guidance can be found via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website: HERE. Also see recently released guidance for families, businesses, schools and others: HERE. The Coronavirus Task Force holds frequent national briefings which can be viewed live: HERE. You are also encouraged to follow HHS, CDC, and other agency social media channels for up-to-date information.
- What You Should Know (here)
- Travel Information (here)
- Preventing COVID-10 Spread in Communities (here)
- Higher Risk & Special Populations (here)
- Healthcare Professionals (here)
- Resources for Healthcare Facilities (here)
- Resources for Health Departments (here)
- Laboratories (here)
- Communication Resources (here)
Agency Resources and Contact Information: Below, please find agency-by-agency information, guidance, and contact information.
Resources – Below, please find agency-by-agency resources and guidance.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (here)
- U.S. Department of Education (here)
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (here)
- U.S. Department of Labor (here)
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (here)
- U.S. Department of State (here)
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (here)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (here)
- U.S. Department of the Interior (here)
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (here)
Local Preparedness Tips: Response is locally with the Health District, state managed, and federally supported.
- Ensuring clear, open lines of communication with the public and making information and guidance readily available.
- Sharing and disseminating verified and accurate guidance and information.
- Coordinating with State and local health authorities.
- Reviewing local preparedness plans and strategies.