This review highlights SARS-CoV-2 and its path from feces to wastewater treatment plants. It analyses the viral load found in both feces and wastewater as well as the wastewater disinfection process and its impact on virus inactivation.
A guide to provide best practices and recommendations for meat processing facilities to minimize the risk COVID-19 poses to employees and the community and to reduce disruptions to business operations, including checklists for COVID-19 risk mitigation strategies.
Additional Resources: Meat Processing Plants: Survey Results & Best Practices
The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing across the country, requiring thousands of people to learn key skills quickly. The job qualifications for contact tracing positions differ throughout the country and the world, with some new positions open to individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent.
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The United States Department of Homeland Security has developed a tool to calculate the decay of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces. The calculator can be accessed via the provided link.
Google has released a tool that generates reports that chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential. This tool is designed to assist officials in making decisions. The link to the program: https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/
This document provides information from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how law enforcement can minimize the risk of exposure to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) while on the job.
The Nuclear Threat Initiative and the World Economic Forum's Working Group on Preventing Illicit Gene Synthesis was tasked with developing "the basis for a durable, global norm to prevent the misuse of synthetic DNA and for a possible mechanism that could facilitate the implementation of such norms." This report provides a summary of the Group's findings along with recommendations for further action.
This report updates the 2009 recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding use of anthrax vaccine in the United States. The report summarizes data on estimated efficacy in humans using a correlates of protection model and safety data and provides updated guidance for use of anthrax vaccine adsorbed for preexposure prophylaxis.