Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - HERE

 Guidelines and Information

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The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL)

CDC's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is available for urgent consultation at 770-488-7100

  • State and local health departments who have identified a deceased known or suspected COVID-19 case can notify CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 770-488-7100 for urgent consultation if an autopsy is being considered or submission of autopsy tissue specimens or postmortem swabs to CDC for COVID-19 testing is desired. The EOC will assist local/state health departments to collect, store, and ship specimens appropriately to CDC, including during afterhours or on weekends/holidays.
  • Medical examiners, coroners, and pathologists should immediately notify their local or state health department in the event of the identification of a deceased person with known or suspected COVID-19.

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