Timeline

COVID alert system unveiled

We released detailed guidance on how countries can communicate their COVID risk level to the public.

4 Key Steps for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

We released an interactive COVID-19 Contact Tracing Playbook that provides clear and actionable technical guidance and tools to for US health departments to rapidly set up and implement contact tracing to support COVID-19 containment.

Lockdown Is a Blunt Tool. We Have a Sharper One.

Our president and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden cowrote a piece for the New York Times on the pivotal role of contact tracing in ending lock down and beginning to reopen society.

New Report Provides African Governments Real-Time Information and Guidance to Find the Balance in COVID-19 Response

We worked with Africa CDC, WHO, and other partners to launch "Responding to COVID-19 In Africa: Using Data to Find a Balance," a report that aims to help decision makers use multiple streams of data to strike a balance between reducing transmission and minimizing social and economic disruption.

New video: Stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Africa

We released a short video on the role of public health and social measures in reducing COVID-19 transmission in the African context.

Past, current and future COVID-19 infections: the size of the iceberg and what tests can and can’t tell us

As COVID-19 epidemic mitigation efforts continue, it is critical to understand how many people have had COVID-19 infection, but testing has its limits. Read more in our weekly COVID-19 science brief.

​New: COVID-19 Playbook for Decision-Makers

We launched the COVID-19 Playbook, a resource to help decision-makers manage and adapt COVID-19 responses as they move through different phases of the response from preparedness through recovery. Our technical experts will update regularly as new guidance on COVID-19 is released.

​‘Box It In’: Next Steps for Reopening Society

We released a plan with four essential actions that governments must commit to – and invest in – to re-open society safely and prevent more explosive spread of COVID-19.

Statement on Vitamin D

Adaptive Response Press Briefing

Dr. Tom Frieden and members of the Resolve to Save Lives team briefed reporters on what needs to be done now to safely reopen after COVID-19.

Urging Global Health Security Investment

We called on leaders in the US Congress to make the country—and the world—safer by increasing global health security funding for the US CDC.

Global Health Minute: Coronavirus

President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden discusses coronavirus– what we still don't know, and what we can do to improve global epidemic preparedness– as part of our new Global Health Minute video series.

COVID-19 and Chronic Diseases

We developed guidance for patients and providers on COVID-19 and chronic diseases, now available in English, Chinese, Arabic, and Thai.

The World is Not Ready for a COVID-19 Pandemic

We hosted a virtual media roundtable with President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden, who called for adequate funding for global public health emphasized the need to protect heath care workers around the world.

What You Can Do Right Now to Avoid Heart Disease

For American Heart Month, Resolve to Save Lives President and CEO Dr. Tom Frieden shared steps that individuals, health care providers, and governments can take to improve heart disease prevention and treatment.

Supporting responsible coverage of coronavirus in the media

Senior Vice President Amanda McClelland joined public health specialists at the National Press Club to provide guidelines for journalists on responsible, proactive coverage of coronavirus.

Simple wins “Best in Show” at the IxDA Awards

The Simple app was recognized with the top prize by the design leaders at the Interaction 20 conference in Milan

PreventEpidemics.org Offers Updates on Novel Coronavirus

PreventEpidemics.org, which provides country-level information on epidemic preparedness, launched a hub for timely, accurate and easy-to-understand information on the virus and its global impact.