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A suite of information and related organizations

Stop the Spread offers a repository of free, downloadable information related to our critical need areas. If Stop the Spread is not perfectly suited to your needs and capabilities, there are many other organizations available to support your efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

A suite

of information and related organizations

Stop the Spread offers a repository of free, downloadable information related to our critical need areas. If Stop the Spread is not perfectly suited to your needs and capabilities, there are many other organizations available to support your efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Personal Protective Equipment

CDC NIOSH Study - KN95 Masks

Overview of CDC NIOSH study to assess the filter efficiency of internationally certified respirators (April 2020)

Full Factbase

Overview of information related to PPE manufacturing (April 2020)

External Resources

FDA Enforcement Policy - Other PPE

Enforcement Policy for Gowns, Other Apparel, and Gloves During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency

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FDA Enforcement Policy - Face Masks and Respirators

Enforcement Policy for Face Masks and Respirators During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency

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FDA PPE Requirements

FDA Requirements to Manufacture Face Masks, Face Shields, and Gowns for Medical Use

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Topic Papers

Group Purchasing Organizations

How have group purchasing organization models supported small businesses and nonprofits during COVID?

Guide to Purchasing Non-Medical Masks

What makes for an effective non-medical mask?

PPE Success Framework

How will we know when the PPE crisis has passed?

New suppliers, new buyers

PPE will be a critical component of any return to work plan, but where will your business acquire it?

Testing

Contact Tracing

Existing models and best practices for contract tracing (April 2020)

Full Factbase

Overview of information related to COVID-19 Testing (September 2020)

External Resources

Molecular testing capacity of large labs

Daily molecular tests performed by American Clinical Laboratory Assoc. members

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John Hopkins Global COVID-19 Cases Dashboard

Up-to-date U.S. and Global COVID-19 cases

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COVID Tracking Project: US Testing Volumes

Up-to-date current testing levels in the U.S.

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FDA Emergency Use Authorizations

EUA approvals across Medical Devices (Testing, Ventilator, and PPE)

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Topic Papers

Deploying Rapid Antigen Tests

How can rapid antigen tests be deployed appropriately to expand our testing capabilities?

How to Pay for COVID Testing

Insight into the high cost of testing and potential public & private sector solutions

Wastewater Surveillance

How can wastewater surveillance technology be deployed to detect cases of COVID quickly, affordably, and anonymously?

A Call for Community-Based Testing

How do we increase access to testing in underserved communities?

Future State of Testing

What should the future of testing look like?

Preparing for a "Return to Work"

How should employers prepare for the "Return to Work"?

Testing & Reopening Our Economy

How testing strategies support the reopening of our economy

Testing Prioritization

How should testing resources be allocated to best target priority groups?

Therapeutics

Therapeutics Factbase

Overview of information related to Therapeutics (September 2020)

External Resources

Health Services

Addressing COVID In Underserved Communities: A Hyperlocal Response

How can a hyperlocal approach to COVID strengthen communities' ability to stay safe?

Racial Injustice in COVID Health Outcomes

Overview of the unequal health and economic outcomes experienced by different racial groups during the pandemic

The Impact of COVID on Food Security

COVID has led to a devastating increase in rates of food insecurity — this paper analyzes contributing factors & innovative approaches to solutions

Health monitoring platforms

How can health monitoring platforms help individuals stay safe as schools and businesses begin to reopen?

External Resources

Ventilators

Honda - Dynaflo Key Learnings

Lessons from partnership between Honda and Dynaflo to prevent shortage of compressors (April 2020)

Full Factbase

Overview of information related to Ventilator manufacturing (April 2020)

External Resources

HHS Announces Ventilator Contract with GM

HHS Press Release - April 8, 2020

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HHS Announces Ventilator Contract with GE

HHS Press Release - April 16, 2020

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IHME Estimates for Ventilator Demand

Data estimates for potential ventilator demand from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

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