COVID-19 US MAPS
As states consider what they need in order to begin moving away from Stay At Home orders, most are considering factors that include their ability to do contact tracing of confirmed COVID-19 cases, and to rapidly conduct COVID-19 tests on a large scale. Currently, responses are being coordinated at the state and local levels, and resources and approaches vary from state to state.
IDS International and Clear Outcomes compiled a dataset of state resources available for COVID-19 contact tracing, rapid testing, and antibody testing. Our team has individually researched all 50 states and the District of Columbia from April 20-23 to compile the following:
- Whether or not the jurisdiction has any public information on their State Health Department website related to COVID-19 contact tracing.
- Whether state laboratories are able to produce COVID-19 test results within 24 hours. The team consulted the state websites first, but where information was not available, used statements by public health officials in local news sources to determine state testing turnaround time.
- Whether state laboratories have one (or more) FDA approved antibody tests available to the public (as of April 20, these were the Cellex, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Chembio Diagnostic Systems, and Mount Sinai Laboratory tests). The team consulted the state websites first, but where information was not available, used statements by public health officials in local news sources to determine state testing turnaround time. In some cases, sources indicated that the state was conducting antibody tests but did not specifically name the test. Where we could not verify that the tests were one of the FDA approved tests, these states are marked as “not enough information.”
The notes for each state include links to the news sources consulted. The data is publicly available to researchers online.
In our research, we found that many states are scaling up contact tracing but do not have any information currently on their official websites. These are also noted in the notes column.
We will be updating our dataset regularly to reflect changes in states. Because state resources and available information are both likely to be changing rapidly, we welcome your submissions of updates or corrections to our data. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any updates or corrections.
Suggested citation: IDS International and Clear Outcomes (2020) Contact Tracing, Rapid Testing and Antibody Testing Maps of State Information related to COVID19.