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Summary of Biden’s COVID-19 National Strategy and Executive Orders

Overview of the COVID-19 National Strategy

The National Strategy outlines an actionable plan across the federal government to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including twelve executive actions issued by President Biden on his first two days in office.

The National Strategy is organized around seven goals:

  1. Goal 1: Restore trust with the American people by establishing a national COVID-19 response structure, conducting regular expert-led public briefings, publicly sharing data around key response indicators, and engaging the public through outreach, townhalls, and roundtables. Immediate actions on this goal include:
    1. Executive Order on Organizing and Mobilizing the United States Government to Provide a Unified and Effective Response to Combat COVID-19 and to Provide United States Leadership on Global Health and Security.
  • Goal 2: Mount a safe, effective, and comprehensive vaccination campaign by boosting supply of vaccines, ramping up vaccination sites and the public health workforce, focusing on high-risk populations and equity of distribution, improving data collection and transparency, and launching a public education campaign to combat vaccine hesitancy. Immediate actions on this goal include:
  • Goal 3: Mitigate spread through expanding masking, testing, data, treatments, health care workforce, and clear public health standards. This will be achieved by implementing mask requirements nationwide, scaling and expanding testing, prioritizing promising therapeutics, hiring more public health workers, and improving data quality. Immediate actions on this goal include:  
    • Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing.
    • Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel.
    • Executive Order on Establishing the National Pandemic Testing Board and Ensuring a Sustainable Public Health Workforce for COVID-19 and other Biological Threats.
    • Executive Order on Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19 and Future High Consequence Public Health Threats.
    • Executive Order on Improving and Expanding Access to Care and Treatments for COVID-19.
  • Goal 4: Immediately expand emergency relief and exercise the Defense Production Act which can be used to fill vaccine and PPE supply shortfalls, strengthen and secure the supply chain, improve distribution, and pull in FEMA to stand up more vaccination sites. Immediate actions on this goal include:
    • Presidential Memorandum to Extend Federal Support to Governors’ Use of National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Increase Reimbursement and other Assistance Provided to States
  • Goal 5: Safely reopen schools, businesses, and travel while protecting workers by implementing a national strategy that includes access to FEMA relief funds for PPE, expanded testing, sharing of best practices across schools for an equitable re-opening, enforcement of worker safety laws along with expanding paid leave, and providing consistent technical guidance. Immediate actions on this goal include:
    • Executive Order on Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers
    • Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel
  • Goal 6: Protect those most at risk and advance equity, including across racial, ethnic and rural/urban lines by establishing a Health Equity Task Force, increase data collection and reporting on high-risk communities, provide equitable access to PPE, tests, and vaccines, launch a new community-based Public Health workforce program, and strengthen social safety nets. Immediate actions on this goal include:
  • Goal 7: Restore U.S. leadership globally and build better preparedness for future threats by strengthening the WHO, joining multilateral efforts on R&D and vaccine sharing, build better bio-preparedness through an an international biological response framework and establishing a National Center for Epidemic Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics, and leading on humanitarian support with international financial institutions. Immediate actions on this goal include:
    • National Security Directive on United States Global Leadership to Strengthen the International COVID-19 Response and to Advance Global Health Security and Biological Preparedness

Full Text of National Strategy


Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel

Immediate Action to Require Mask-Wearing on Certain Domestic Modes of Transportation.

  • The Secretary of Labor, HHS Secretary, Transportation Secretary and DHS Secretary will immediately take action to require and incentivize masks to be worn in or on: airports, commercial aircraft, trains, public maritime vessels, including ferries, intercity bus services; and all forms of public transportation as defined in section 5302 of title 49, United States Code. They may also provide recommendations on how their agency can impose additional public health measures for domestic travel

International Travel

  • Within 14 days of this order (Friday, February 4th), the Secretary of State, HHS Secretary, CDC Director, Transportation Secretary, and DHS Secretary will:
    • Assess the ability to enforce the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test for airline passengers traveling into the U.S., including the type of proof needed
    • Determine measures to prevent fraud of a negative test
    • Assess the ability to provide alternate measures for those coming from countries with a lack of ability to get tested, including self-quarantine or self-isolation on arrival
    • Submit plans to implement appropriate public health measures at land and sea ports of entry
  • The Secretary of State, HHS Secretary, and DHS Secretary will assess the feasibility of linking COVID-19 vaccination to International Certificates of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) and producing electronic versions of ICVPs

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Executive Order on Improving and Expanding Access to Care and Treatments for COVID-19

Accelerating the Development of Novel Therapies

  • HHS Secretary and NIH Director will develop a plan for supporting studies to identify optimal clinical management strategies and for supporting treatments for COVID-19 that can be easily manufactured, distributed, and administered. These studies will support research in:
    • Rural hospitals and other rural locations
    • The long-term impact of COVID-19
    • Including underrepresented populations in clinical trials  

Improving the Capacity of the Nation’s Healthcare Systems to Address COVID-19

  • Defense Secretary, HHS Secretary, and VA Secretary will:
    • Provide targeted surge assistance to critical care and long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities for individuals with disabilities, and residential treatment centers
    • Establish targets for the production, allocation, and distribution of COVID-19 treatments and prioritize investments in therapeutics that can be readily administered and scaled

Improving Access to Quality and Affordable Healthcare

  • HHS Secretary will:
    • Identify barriers to maximizing the effective and equitable use of existing COVID-19 treatments and provide support to State, local, Tribal, and territorial authorities to overcome them
    • Evaluate the COVID-19 Uninsured Program operated by HRSA to promote access to treatments and clinical care for those without adequate coverage
    • Evaluate Medicare, Medicaid, group health plans, and health insurance issuers, and take any available steps to promote insurance coverage for safe and effective COVID-19 treatments and clinical care
    • Issue recommendations on how States and healthcare providers can increase the capacity of their healthcare workforces
    • Work with HRSA and SAMSHA to expand access to programs and services designed to meet the long-term health needs of patients recovering from COVID-19

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Executive Order on Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19 and Future High-Consequence Public Health Threats

Enhancing Data Collection and Collaboration Capabilities for High-Consequence Public Health Threats, Such as the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Defense Secretary, Attorney General, HHS Secretary, Education Secretary, OMB Director, Director of National Intelligence, Director of White House Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) will designate a senior official to serve as their agency’s lead to work on COVID-19- and pandemic-related data issues
  • OMB, OSTP and U.S. CTO will issue supplemental guidance concerning how to de-identify COVID-19-related data and how to make data open to the public in human and machine-readable formats as rapidly as possible
  • OMB director will review and provide assistance in the ability of agencies to hire personnel expeditiously into roles related to information technology and the collection, provision, analysis, or other use of data to address high-consequence public health threats
  • White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator will coordinate the relevant agencies in their collection, provision, and analysis of data, including key equity indicators, regarding the COVID-19 response, as well as their sharing of such data with State, local, Tribal, and territorial authorities.

Public Health Data Systems

  • HHS Secretary will:
    • Review the effectiveness, interoperability, and connectivity of public health data systems
    • Review the collection of morbidity and mortality data by State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments
    • Issue a report summarizing the findings of the reviews and any recommendations for addressing areas for improvement

Advancing Innovation in Public Health Data and Analytics

  • Director of OSTP, in coordination with the National Science and Technology Council shall develop a plan for advancing innovation in public health data and analytics in the United States

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Memorandum to Extend Federal Support to Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Increase Reimbursement and Other Assistance Provided to States

By invoking the powers in the Stafford Act and section 502 of title 32, the President orders:

  • The Secretary of Defense to request all State and territorial governors order National Guard forces to perform duty to fulfill mission assignments for the purpose of supporting State, local, Tribal, and territorial emergency assistance efforts
  • FEMA to fund 100% of the cost of activities associated with all mission assignments for the use of the National Guard
  • FEMA will provide assistance for the safe opening and operation of eligible schools, child-care facilities, healthcare facilities, non-congregate shelters, domestic violence shelters, transit systems, and other eligible applicants.
    • This assistance is available at a 100% Federal cost share until September 30, 2021.
    • FEMA will expedite reimbursement for eligible emergency work projects

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Executive Order on a Sustainable Public Health Supply Chain

Immediate Inventory of Response Supplies and Identification of Emergency Needs and Pandemic Supply Chain Resilience Strategy

  • Secretary of State, Defense Secretary, HHS Secretary and DHS Secretary will:
    • Review the availability of critical materials, treatments, and supplies (including PPE and resources to distribute tests and vaccines at scale)
    • Assess whether the U.S. industry can provide such supplies in a timely manner
    • Use the Defense Production Act to fill shortfalls in those supplies by acquiring additional stockpiles, improving distribution systems, building market capacity, or expanding the industrial base
    • Within 180 days of this order (Tuesday, July 20th) – provide to the President a strategy to design, build, and sustain a long-term capability in the United States to manufacture supplies for future pandemics and biological threats

Pricing and Access to Strategic National Stockpile

  • HHS Secretary will:
  • Provide recommendations to the President for how to address the pricing of pandemic response supplies
  • Assess scarce materials or materials the supply of which would be threatened by accumulation for the purpose of hoarding or price gouging
  • Provide a report to the President on the status and inventory of the Strategic National Stockpile
  • Facilitate access to the Strategic National Stockpile for federally recognized Tribal governments, Indian Health Service healthcare providers, Tribal health authorities, and Urban Indian Organizations

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Executive Order on Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery

COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

  • Establish a COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force in HHS to provide recommendations to the President on:
    • How agencies and State, local, Tribal, and territorial officials can best allocate COVID-19 resources
    • How to disburse funds in a manner that advances equity
    • Effective, culturally aligned communication, messaging, and outreach to communities of color and other underserved populations
    • Factors that contributed to disparities in COVID-19 outcomes, and recommending actions to combat such disparities
    • Expediting data collection for communities of color and other underserved populations
    • Addressing these data shortfalls and other foundational data challenges, including those relating to data intersectionality

Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response

  • Agriculture Secretary, Labor Secretary, HHS Secretary, HUD Secretary, Education Secretary, and EPA Administrator will:
    • Consult with the Health Equity Task Force to strengthen equity data collection, reporting, and use related to COVID-19
    • Assess pandemic response plans and policies to determine whether personal protective equipment, tests, vaccines, therapeutics, and other resources have been or will be allocated equitably
    • Modify pandemic response plans based on policy priorities expressed by communities that have suffered disproportionate rates of illness and death
    • Strengthen enforcement of anti-discrimination requirements pertaining to the availability of, and access to, COVID-19 care and treatment
    • Partner with States, localities, Tribes, and territories to provide greater assistance including expanding access to food, housing, child care, or income support
  • HHS Secretary will:
    • Provide recommendations to State, local, Tribal, and territorial leaders on how to facilitate the placement and recruitment of contact tracers and other workers in the hardest hit communities
    • Conduct an outreach campaign to promote vaccine trust and uptake among communities of color and other underserved populations with higher levels of vaccine mistrust

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Executive Order on Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers

Agency Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Secretary of Education will:
    • Provide evidence-based guidance to assist States, elementary and secondary schools and institutes of higher education in deciding whether and how to reopen, and how to remain open. This will be done in consultation with the HHS Secretary.
    • Provide advice on distance and online learning, blended learning, and the promotion of mental health and social-emotional well-being
    • Develop a Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse to enable schools and institutions of higher education to share lessons learned and best practices for operating safely during the pandemic
    • Direct the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights to deliver a report on the on the disparate impacts of COVID-19 on education for underserved populations
    • Coordinate with the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences to collect data necessary to fully understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and educators
    • Work with the HHS Secretary to submit a report to the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and the COVID-19 Response Coordinator identifying strategies to address the impact of COVID-19 on educational outcomes, especially along racial and socioeconomic lines
  • HHS Secretary will:
    • Facilitate the collection of data needed to inform the safe reopening and continued operation of schools
    • Ensure that COVID-19-related supplies, including testing materials, are equitably allocated to elementary and secondary schools
    • Support the development and operation of contact tracing programs to facilitate school reopenings
    • Provide guidance on cleaning, masking, proper ventilation, and testing,
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is encouraged to increase connectivity options for students lacking reliable home broadband

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Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety

Protecting Workers from COVID-19 Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

  • The Labor Secretary will:
    • Within 2 weeks of this order (Friday, February 4th) issue revised guidance to employers on workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Consider whether any emergency temporary standards on COVID-19 (e.g. masks) are necessary and issue them by March 15th, 2021, including for coal, metal or non-metal mines
    • Review enforcement of OSHA and identify changes that could be made to better protect workers and ensure equity in enforcement
    • Launch a national program to focus OSHA enforcement efforts related to COVID-19 on violations that put the largest number of workers at serious risk or are contrary to anti-retaliation principles
    • Work with states and local government and public employee unions to bolster protection from COVID-19 in states that don’t have occupational health and safety plans approved by OSHA
  • Agriculture Secretary, Labor Secretary, HHS Secretary, Transportation Secretary, and Energy Secretary will explore mechanisms to protect workers not protected under OSHA so that they remain healthy and safe on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic

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National Security Directive on United States Global Leadership to Strengthen the International COVID-19 Response and to Advance Global Health Security and Biological Preparedness

Strengthening and Reforming the World Health Organization

  • Within 30 days of this directive (February 21st, 2021), the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Secretary of State and HHS Secretary will provide to the President recommendations on how the U.S. can:
    • Exercise leadership at the WHO and work with partners to lead and reinvigorate the international COVID-19 response
    • Participate in international efforts to advance global health, health security, and the prevention of future biological catastrophes
    • Otherwise strengthen and reform the WHO

United States Leadership in the Global Response to COVID-19

  • Secretary of State and HHS Secretary will:
    • Inform the WHO and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, of the United States’ intent to support the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator and join the multilateral vaccine distribution facility, known as the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility 
    • Develop a framework for donating surplus vaccines, once there is sufficient supply in the U.S.
    • Develop a plan for engaging with and strengthening multilateral initiatives focused on the global COVID-19 response, including equitable development and distribution of vaccines, therapeutics, tests, and personal protective equipment
  • Secretary of State, HHS Secretary, USAID Administrator, and CDC Director will:
    • Submit a Government-wide plan to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic, which shall identify principal strategic objectives, corresponding lines of effort, and lead agencies.
    • Review and, as necessary, adjust the United States’ current and planned future deployments of public health, health security, and health diplomacy personnel overseas focused on the COVID-19 response
    • Within 14 days of this directive (Friday, February 4th) and in consultation with the Ambassador to the UN, develop a diplomatic outreach plan for enhancing the United States’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on engaging partner nations, the United Nations, and other multi-lateral stakeholders on:
      • The financing of and capacity for strengthening the global COVID-19 response
      • Assistance to mitigate the secondary impacts of the pandemic such as food insecurity and gender-based violence and supporting vulnerable communities
  • Secretary of State, Treasury Secretary, Commerce Secretary, HHS Secretary, and USAID Administrator will review existing United States and multilateral financial and economic sanctions to evaluate whether they are unduly hindering responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and provide recommendations for any changes

Review of Funding for COVID-19 Response and Global Health Security and Biodefense

  • OMB Director will review the funding allocated for the COVID-19 response, including the secondary impacts of the pandemic, as well as for global health security, global health, pandemic preparedness, and biodefense and provide the President with an assessment if it is enough 

Financing for Global Health Security

  • Secretary of State, Treasury Secretary, HHS Secretary, USAID Administrator, CEO of the United States International Development Finance Corporation, and Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs will promptly provide to the President recommendations for creating an enduring international catalytic financing mechanism for advancing and improving existing bilateral and multilateral approaches to global health security
    • Treasury Secretary will separately provide a strategy to the President for how the U.S. can promote financing, relief, and other policies that are aligned with and support the goals of combating COVID-19 and strengthening global health security in international financial institutions, including the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund

Advancing Global Health Security and Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness

  • Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs will
    • Coordinate the Federal Government’s efforts to prepare for, prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from biological events
    • Elevate United States leadership and assistance in support of, the Global Health Security Agenda
    • Develop recommendations for how the Federal Government will update existing health security policies and strategies, including:
      • Developing stronger global institutions focused on harmonizing crisis response for emerging biological events and public health emergencies
      • Taking steps to strengthen the global pandemic supply chain and address any barriers to the timely delivery of supplies in response to a pandemic
      • Working with partner countries and international organizations to strengthen and implement the International Health Regulations
      • Reducing racial and ethnic disparities in the COVID-19 global response and disproportionate impacts on marginalized and indigenous communities, women and girls, and other groups
      • Reviewing and developing priorities for multilateral fora aimed at reducing the risk of deliberate or accidental biological events
      • Combating antimicrobial resistance
      • Fighting climate change as a driver of health threats
    • Coordinate with the Secretary of State, HHS Secretary, USAID Administrator, and CDC Director to develop  protocols for coordinating and deploying a global response to emerging high-consequence infectious disease threats, including establishing standard operating procedures for how USAID and the CDC coordinate their response efforts.
    • Coordinate with the COVID-19 Response Coordinator and Assistant for the President for Domestic Policy to develop a plan for establishing an interagency National Center for Epidemic Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics and modernizing global early warning and trigger systems for scaling action to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from emerging biological threats
    • Coordinate with the Secretary of State and UN Ambassador to support the establishment of a new position in the office of the United Nations Secretary-General of a facilitator for high-consequence biological threats
  • The Director of National Intelligence will:
    • Develop a plan for how the intel community may strengthen and prioritize collection and reporting capabilities of pandemics, including through organizational changes or the creation of National Intelligence Manager and National Intelligence Officer positions focused on biological threats, global public health, and biotechnology
    • Submit to the president a  National Intelligence Estimate on the impact of COVID-19 on national and economic security; and current, emerging, reemerging, potential, and future biological risks to national and economic security
    • Coordinate with the HHS Secretary, Defense Secretary, CDC Director, USAID Administrator, and OSTP Director to develop an analysis of the security implications of biological threats that can be incorporated into modeling, simulation, course of action analysis, and other analyses

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Executive Order on Establishing the COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board and Ensuring a Sustainable Public Health Workforce for COVID-19 and Other Biological Threats

COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board

  • By invoking section 301 of title 3, United States Code, the President orders the establishment of a COVID-19 Pandemic Testing Board chaired by the COVID-19 Response Coordinator which shall:
  • Coordinate efforts to promote COVID-19 diagnostic, screening, and surveillance testing
  • Make recommendations to expand testing, genomic sequencing, and reduce disparities in access to testing for priority populations, communities with shortages in testing, at-risk settings, and high-risk groups
  • Maximize testing capacity of commercial labs and academic labs

Actions to Address the Cost of COVID-19 Testing

  • Treasury Secretary, HHS Secretary, Labor Secretary, and COVID-19 Response Coordinator will:
    • Facilitate the provision of COVID-19 testing free of charge to those who lack comprehensive health insurance
    • Clarify group health plans’ and health insurance issuers’ obligations to provide coverage for COVID-19 testing
  • HHS Secretary, Education Secretary, DHS Secretary, including FEMA will:
    • Provide support for surveillance tests for settings such as schools
    • Expand equitable access to COVID-19 testing

Establishing a Public Health Workforce Program

  • HHS Secretary and Labor Secretary will:
    • Consult provide technical support to State, local, Tribal, and territorial leaders in their challenges for pandemic response efforts, including challenges recruiting and training sufficient personnel for testing, contact tracing, and mass vaccinations and combating opioid use
    • Develop a plan for how HHS would deploy personnel in response to future public health threats
    • Establish five-year targets and budget requirements for achieving a sustainable public health workforce, including expanding the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and Epidemic Intelligence Service
  • HHS Secretary, DHS Secretary, Labor Secretary, Education Secretary, and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service will establish a U.S. Public Health Job Corps modeled on the FEMA Corps program which will:
    • Train individuals in contact tracing and testing related to the COVID-19 pandemic;
    • Assist in outreach for vaccination efforts, including by administering vaccination clinics

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Executive Order on Organizing and Mobilizing the United States Government to Provide a Unified and Effective Response to Combat COVID-19 and to Provide United States Leadership on Global Health and Security

Organizing the White House to Combat COVID-19

  • Established within the Executive Office of the President the position of Coordinator of the COVID-19 Response and Counselor to the President (COVID-19 Response Coordinator) and a Deputy who will be responsible for coordinating the government-wide effort to curb the pandemic including:
    • Reducing disparities in the response, care, and treatment of COVID-19, including racial and ethnic disparities;
    • Coordinating efforts to produce, supply, and distribute personal protective equipment, vaccines, tests, and other supplies including through the use of the Defense Production Act
    • Expanding COVID-19 testing and the use of testing as an effective public health response
    • Supporting the timely, safe, and effective delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to the United States population;
    • Supporting the safe reopening and operation of schools, child care providers, and Head Start programs

United States Leadership on Global Health and Security and the Global COVID-19 Response

  • Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs will convene the National Security Council Principals Committee to address and advise on matters regarding:
    • The intersection of the COVID-19 response and other national security equities
    • Global health security
    • Engaging with and strengthening the World Health Organization
    • Public health, access to healthcare, and the secondary impacts of COVID-19;
    • Emerging biological risks and threats
  • Within 180 days of this order (Monday, July 19th), this group will  complete a review of and recommend actions to the President concerning emerging domestic and global biological risks and national biopreparedness policies
  • Re-Establish the NSC Directorate on Global Health Security and Biodefense for monitoring current and emerging biological threats

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Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing

Immediate Action Regarding Federal Employees, Contractors, Buildings, and Lands

  • The heads of executive departments and agencies shall immediately take action to require compliance with CDC guidelines with respect to wearing masks, maintaining physical distance for all persons in Federal buildings or on Federal lands.

Encouraging Masking Across America

  • HHS Secretary and CDC Director will engage with State, local, Tribal, and territorial officials, as well as business, union, academic, and other community leaders with the goal of maximizing public compliance with, and addressing any obstacles to, mask-wearing

Safer Federal Workforce Task Force

  • Establish the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force which shall provide ongoing guidance to heads of agencies on the latest CDC guidance regarding:
    • Testing methodologies, case investigation and contact tracing;
    • Requirements of and limitations on physical distancing, including recommended occupancy and density standards;
    • Equipment needs and requirements, including personal protective equipment
    • Air filtration
    • Enhanced environmental disinfection and cleaning;
    • Safe commuting and telework options
    • Enhanced technological infrastructure to support telework
    • Vaccine prioritization, distribution, and administration;
    • Approaches for coordinating with State, local, Tribal, and territorial health officials
    • Management infrastructure needed to implement public health guidance

Federal Employee Testing

  • CDC Director and HHS Secretary will develop a testing plan for the Federal workforce

Research and Development

  • Director of OSTP, HHS Secretary, OMB Director, CDC Director, NIH Director, and NSF Director will assess the availability of Federal research grants to study best practices for implementing, and innovations to better implement, effective mask-wearing and physical distancing policies, with respect to both the Federal workforce and the general public

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About The Author

Chetan Hebbale is currently a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. focused on international economics, climate change, and sustainability.

Prior to this, he spent over 4 years at Deloitte Consulting working on technology and strategy projects at the CDC and U.S. Treasury Department.

He is a native of Atlanta, GA and attended the University of Georgia.

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