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Contact: Michelle Forman at 240.485.2793,
David Fouse, 202.262.5417,

Silver Spring, MD, January, 31, 2020 — “Today the White House declared the novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV) outbreak a public health emergency. Public health laboratories are a critical component of our public health system and are busy supporting the U.S. response.

“Today’s announcement is an important step and makes available critical resources to enhance our public health response. It allows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to provide an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention so that test kits can be produced …read more