On January 22, 2020, APHL established its Incident Command System (ICS) and activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The APHL EOC effectively coordinated with CDC and other government, clinical, industry, and NGO partners to respond to COVID-19.
APHL's priorities for the response were:
Ensure public health laboratories have timely diagnostics to perform quality laboratory testing in their jurisdictions
Support public health laboratories with reporting test results to sample submitters and CDC
Provide technical assistance and credible communications to public health laboratories, partners and the public.
APHL continued to monitor the response, providing assistance to member public health laboratories as they built capacity for testing and advocating on their behalf. APHL’s EOC ended with the public health emergency In May 2023.
APHL Member Access Restrictions
A number of resources on this page can only be accessed by APHL members, and you must be signed in to view them. If you have access, please do not distribute them beyond the public health laboratory community. If you need additional materials or would like to request access, please contact
APHL/CDC Public Health Laboratory Call Summaries and APHL Lab Alerts
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APHL Response Activities