COVID-19 Resource Center

HIDA has set up an information clearinghouse on the COVID-19 outbreak for supply chain news and resources of particular interest to distributors, manufacturers and other industry stakeholders.

For The Supply Chain↓ Government Resources↓ News Updates↓ Contact↓

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, a growing number of patients reportedly have not had exposure to animal markets, suggesting person-to-person spread is occurring. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people.

The latest situation summary updates are available on the CDC website.
CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19)►

For The Supply Chain

It is important for the supply chain to talk to customers and avoid behaviors such as over ordering and duplicative ordering. HIDA's Lessons Learned Fact Sheet could be useful as well as the PPE calculator developed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) which includes guidance for SARS, MERS and “novel influenza”.

Lessons Learned: Common Challenges For The Supply Chain*

*Source:HIDA Lessons Learned Fact Sheet, Government Affairs, HIDA.

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Government Resources:

CDC Guidance: Businesses And Employers► | Labs► | Infection Control► | Patients In Healthcare Setting►

FDA Resource Center►

DOD Guidance To Protect Forces From Novel Coronavirus►

Johns Hopkins CSSE Online Dashboard Tracking Federally Reported Numbers►

World Health Organization Coronavirus Information (COVID-19)►

News Updates

February 2020

FDA’s Actions In Response To 2019 Novel Coronavirus At Home And Abroad
Becker's Hospital Review | Coding For Coronavirus: Six Things To Know
Medtech Insights | Coronavirus: All FDA Inspections Of Chinese Manufacturing Facilities Come To Screeching Halt
CDC Says Some Coronavirus Test Kits Sent To States Are Flawed
Disease Caused By The Novel Coronavirus Officially Has A Name: COVID-19
FDA Greenlights First Emergency Use Coronavirus Test
Past Outbreaks Provide A Roadmap For US Government Response To Coronavirus Threat

January 2020

Coronavirus Vaccine Expected To Take Months To Manufacture
Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, FDA And Industry Seek Roadmap For Emergency Diagnostics
Stat News | WHO Declares Coronavirus Outbreak A Global Health Emergency
CDC | CDC Confirms Person-to-person Spread Of New Coronavirus In The United States
Science | Scientists Moving At Record Speed To Create Coronavirus Vaccines—But May Come Too Late
CDC | CDC Issues Interim Infection Prevention Recommendations For Coronavirus Patients
FDA | FDA Announces Key Actions To Advance Development Of Novel Coronavirus Medical Countermeasures
John Hopkins CSSE | Mapping Website Tracks Coronavirus Outbreak In Near Real Time: Online DashboardArticle With Video Available
Reuters | US Health Officials Seek Emergency Approval To Use Diagnostic Test For New Coronavirus
Bloomberg | Face Mask Supplies Run Out Across Asia Because Of Virus Panic
Washington Post | Live Updates: Second Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In US As China Expands Lockdown Article With Video Available
UN News | UN Health Emergency Committee To Re-Convene On Global Threat Posed By China Coronavirus
NY Times | Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs In China, And A Lockdown Widens

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Press Contact:

Sharon Cohen»
Communications Director

Government Affairs Contact:

Mary Beth Spencer, MPS»
Director of Government Affairs