COVID-19 is now present in over 45 US States and in more than 115 countries across the globe. COVID-19 is a dangerous public health threat, and the public health response has shifted from containment to mitigation.
The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit created by the U.S. Congress to help extend the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) lifesaving work. The Foundation is working with CDC experts and state and local public health officials to understand priority response needs and direct resources to where they are needed most.
To date, the CDC Foundation’s COVID-19 emergency response has supported a wide variety of needs. Even with the US government emergency funding package that has been signed into law, there are a wide variety of urgent demands where government support will not be available or available in time to meet all the rapidly-changing needs on the ground.
Donations will help expand testing and the CDC Foundation's ability to prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19. Additionally, money raised will help deploy emergency staffing, fund and deliver critical home essentials, such as food and medical needs to quarantined and isolated individuals, develop education and awareness campaigns to advance prevention and reduce stigma, and build capacity and infrastructure for global response efforts and other immediate needs as they evolve.
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