February 05, 2020 | FAH Policy Blog Team
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) continue to monitor the outbreak of coronavirus, FAH will compile relevant, up-to-date information and resources. For more information, visit the CDC website here.
- The CDC, in collaboration with the WHO, is monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus first identified by Chinese authorities in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on December 31, 2019. The first U.S. case was announced in Washington state, January 21, 2020
- The World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations Committee reconvened on January 30 on Novel Coronavirus in China and declared the outbreak a global public health emergency
- Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced on January 31st that the coronavirus has been declared a public health emergency in the U.S. Currently, U.S. citizens returning from Hubei province will be subject to a 14-day quarantine, while other Americans who traveled elsewhere in China will be instructed to self-monitor for possible symptoms.
- CDC interim guidance for health care professionals including preparedness checklists.
- Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or Patients Under Investigation for 2019-nCoV in Healthcare Settings
- CDC Novel Coronavirus Main Page
- WHO Coronavirus Main Page
- Johns Hopkins University is providing a GIS dashboard
- Directory of local health departments
- Directory of state health departments
- Presidential proclamation
- WHO Disease commodity package - Novel Coronavirus (nCoV)
- Shipping of CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus Diagnostic Test Kits Begins (February 6, 2020)
- Recording of call with CDC's Dr. Messonnier on 2019-nCoV guidance for the private sector (February 7, 2020)