The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting communities throughout the United States, with case counts changing daily. Over 760,000 cases have been reported in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with over 35,000 deaths reported (Data from compiled state and local reports.) Containment and mitigation efforts by federal, state, and local governments have been undertaken to "flatten the curve"—that is, to slow widespread transmission that could overwhelm the nation's health care system.

This CRS Insight presents selected information and resources relevant to the domestic public health response to COVID-19 in containing and mitigating the spread and impact of the disease. As the situation evolves, this Insight will be updated. For further information on other issues related to COVID-19, see the CRS Coronavirus Disease 2019 homepage.

A Snapshot of the Domestic Public Health Response to COVID-19, as of April 16, 2020

Selected events and actions. All dates are calendar year 2020.

Emergency and Major Disaster Declarations and White House

Domestic Response Activities—FEMA, HHS, and Support Agencies

Coordination and General Public Health
Diagnostic Testing
Medical Countermeasures
Supply Chain and Health Care Surge

Travel-Related Policies and Restrictions