U.S. COVID-19 Response

Our U.S. COVID-19 Response team works with public health departments across the country to respond to the challenges of COVID-19

Our Approach

Public health departments around the United States are working tirelessly to meet the threat of COVID-19. As they balance dual priorities of protecting public health while safely reopening communities and economies, our U.S. COVID-19 Response Program works to support them.

Together, we identify pragmatic, straightforward solutions that can be implemented quickly and at scale—and adapted based on changing data.

We endeavor to demonstrate, document and disseminate the core strategies and practical approaches needed to control COVID-19 in the United States and reopen communities and economies safely and efficiently.

We apply an equity lens to all our work, prioritizing epidemiology, technology, communication and community engagement strategies that improve and equalize outcomes for groups that experience health disparities.

Read more about our work (PDF).

What we offer to participating jurisdictions

Consultation and Technical Assistance

Consultation and Technical Assistance in a wide range of areas, such as:

Support for COVID-19 response strategies

Support for COVID-19 response strategies, such as testing and contact tracing, Box-It-In and risk alert-level frameworks—as well as the community supports and engagement that facilitate them.

Embedded staff

Embedded staff to support critical needs identified by jurisdictions, such as:

Rapid response grants

Rapid response grants for a variety of needs – for example, to support people in isolation or conduct perceptions research that can inform outreach.

Digital tools and technology

A suite of digital tools and technology to facilitate effective and efficient contact tracing efforts.

Communications and community engagement support

Communications and community engagement support, with priority focus on equity and access for vulnerable populations and creating an enabling environment for contact tracing success.

Participation in a COVID response learning community.

We are gathering a community of experts and public health teams in the field to share best practices and lessons learnt on the ground


Current positions with the U.S. COVID-19 Response Team:

Resources and Tools

US COVID-19 Response Program Overview