Our Response Efforts Around COVID-19

A Message from NACCHO on Our COVID-19 Response

These are extraordinary times for public health. Not only are we at heightened concern for the communities we serve, but we’re also extending that concern to our families, friends, and neighbors, to local businesses and restaurants, and our hospitals and clinics. As we redouble our efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our work, expertise, and actions are needed more than ever. Our roles will be expanding in ways that will rapidly unfold, and NACCHO wants to emphasize that we’re here for our colleagues throughout the country, ready to respond to the best of our abilities.

We need to hear from you! If you’re with a local health department, please submit your stories on this short form about your COVID-19 response efforts: https://www.naccho.org/programs/coronavirus. This feedback is critical to our work to advocate on your behalf.

NACCHO Releases Local Health Department COVID-19 Directory
NACCHO has recently released a directory of local health department (LHD) contact information for COVID-19. To locate the best point of contact for COVID-19 inquiries, access NACCHO’s LHD COVID-19 directory.

NACCHO’s activation in this pandemic is a Level 3 (highest) and a full Incident Command Structure (ICS) has been activated. NACCHO is engaged in the FEMA-HHS National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) efforts as part of the ASPR Secretary Operations Center (SOC) and the CDC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that are activated and co-located within the NRCC. This allows daily coordination between NACCHO and federal partners on behalf of the nation’s local health departments.

We have also set up a dedicated COVID-19 Virtual Community, a secure platform where LHDs can post questions to fellow colleagues, raise issues to NACCHO, and find resources from federal partners and other LHDs. The COVID-19 Virtual Community is now open to all local health department staff. To access the community, you will need to log in using your MyNACCHO account credentials and be affiliated with a local health department. If you have any problems accessing the COVID-19 Virtual Community, please make sure your LHD affiliation is correctly listed under the organization field in the ‘My Information’ section of your MyNACCHO profile or email membership@naccho.org with your name, LHD affiliation, and role to be properly added to our system.

We have begun bi-weekly calls with key NACCHO workgroups and periodic all LHO calls to facilitate real-time discussion and feedback related to the ongoing response.

At this time, NACCHO's primary objectives for the response are to:

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Visit the New COVID-19 Data Lab

Use this webpage to quickly identify the local burden of COVID-19, relevant to health department jurisdictions.

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Visit the New COVID-19 Data Lab

Community Health

COVID-19 Response for Contact Tracing

This hub highlights the most useful resources to support LHDs in designing, establishing, scaling up, and strengthening contact tracing programs.

Community Health

COVID-19 Response for Contact Tracing

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Find Official Resources on the CDC Website

For official information about COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.

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Find Official Resources on the CDC Website

The webinar recording for Enforcement of Physical Health Protections for Front-line Workers may be found here.

Tell Us Your Story

Submit Your Stories About COVID-19 Response Efforts

If you're with a local health department, please share your stories with NACCHO to help us advocate for you.

Tell Us Your Story

Submit Your Stories About COVID-19 Response Efforts

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News Releases

See our latest press statements related to the COVID-19 response.

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News Releases

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NACCHO’s COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ provides various resources and guidance for questions that NACCHO frequently receives.

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NACCHO’s COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Check Policy News

Policy Statements and Letters

View Policy Statements and Letters NACCHO has issued around COVID-19.

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Policy Statements and Letters

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News Coverage

Click here to read articles that NACCHO leaders and experts in the field of public health have contributed to, related to the COVID-19 response.

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News Coverage

Connect with NACCHO

Follow COVID-19 on Social Media

For up-to-the-minute news and information about COVID-19, go to NACCHO’s Twitter feed @nacchoalerts.

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Follow COVID-19 on Social Media

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