Since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a public health emergency by United States authorities in January 2020, ASTHO has been working with our members, federal agencies, and association partners to ensure state and territorial agencies have the resources and information they need to effectively respond to the pandemic.

ASTHO's incident command structure has been activated to support state and territorial health officials and their agencies. Below are frequently used COVID-19 resources produced by ASTHO. For additional resources or to learn more about ASTHO’s role in the COVID-19 response, please contact ASTHO's response team.



Making Contact: A Training for COVID-19 Contact Tracers

This four-lesson course provides an entry-level foundation in contact tracing from a remote location. Learn how to identify, assess, and manage people who have been exposed to infection.

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Screenshot of COVID-19 Technology & Digital Tools Inventory

COVID-19 Technology & Digital Tools Inventory

This database catalogues state/territorial health agency adoption of surveillance systems and digital technologies that support COVID-19 response.

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COVID-19 Public Health Communications Resource Hub

This online repository is a collection of resources, products, and event recordings that health officials can use to enhance communication efforts during a public health emergency.

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Public Health Authority Toolkit

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Public Health Data Modernization

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From the Chief Medical Officer: Preventing Respiratory Disease Spread with Less Authority, More Influence

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Healthcare Capacity Discussion Guide

2023 Fall and Winter Respiratory Illness Season

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ASTHO Responds to Senate HELP Request for Information on CDC Reform

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Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Public Health in the Courts

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Preparedness Policy Highlights for Trending Public Health Threats

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National Preparedness Month: Recognizing Public Health Preparedness

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