Timeline

New Contact Tracing Playbook Supports US Efforts to Contain COVID-19

As the COVID-19 response in the US moves to a new stage of containment, our Contact Tracing Playbook will help cities, states, and counties establish trusted and effective contact tracing programs that will reduce the spread of the virus and save lives.

Metrics That Matter

Our expert epidemiologists debunked myths about commonly reported COVID-19 data.

New COVID-19 Risk Communication Hub

Clearly communicating risk is fundamental to an effective pandemic response. With Vital Strategies, we launched a new digital platform that provides more than 200 examples of clear messaging that provides more than 200 examples of clear messaging that governments and NGOs can adapt to fight the spread of COVID-19.

​Revealing the Toll of COVID-19

With the World Health Organization and other partners, we released a new technical package to help guide governments to conduct rapid mortality surveillance and make informed decisions based on the true impact of COVID-19 in their countries.

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.