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.

NACCHO’s activation in this pandemic has been elevated to a Level 3 (highest) and a full Incident Command Structure (ICS) has been activated. At a Level 3, moderate to significant alteration of staff schedules should be expected; ICS staff may be prioritizing and spending significant amounts of time on COVID-19 related response activities.

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 has deployed a liaison to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Secretary Operations Center (SOC) and is in constant contact with the CDC.

We have also set up a dedicated COVID-19 Virtual Community, where best practices can be shared and LHDs can learn from each other about ways to respond. All LHO and Preparedness Coordinators have been provided with access. If you are looking for those resources contact your departments LHO or Preparedness Coordinator.

We have begun 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:

  • Maintain situational awareness, at both the national/federal and local level;
  • Support all stakeholders through constant sharing of information to help protect the public;
  • Facilitate the sharing of information from the federal to the local level. View NACCHO's Policy and Advocacy Work;
  • Advocate for federal funding for the COVID-19 response and public health infrastructure for the future. View details of federal funding already enacted;
  • Understand and be responsive to member needs and requests;
  • And convey the critical role of local health departments during ongoing outbreaks. View NACCHO in the News.

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

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