APHL provides leadership and scientific guidance for coordinated laboratory responses to public health crises. Our members – state, local and territorial governmental, laboratories - are at the forefront of detecting novel threats and responds to all hazard threats.
A successful public health response depends on well-prepared networks which utilize:
Current Crisis Management Activities
APHL has activated its Incident Command System to support member laboratories with the 2019 novel coronavirus. For more information, contact APHL through our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at
APHL is working with member laboratories to support their individual responses. Additional resources will be available soon. APHL requested and received specimen collection and storage guidance from CDC. To request a copy of this document,please email
Crisis Management Resources
Forms and Information
APHL Continuity of Operations Guidelines