From the earliest months we have championed a national Covid-19 testing plan and improved access to tests and treatments for all. Testing numbers have soared to nearly nine million tests a week, but the rates of infection, hospitalization and death continue to climb to new highs, while too much of the impact has fallen on society’s most vulnerable communities.
The Rockefeller Foundation is now redoubling its efforts to catalyze a recovery from this crisis that delivers a more equitable and sustainable recovery and helps guard against future pandemics.
A Fresh Burst of Giving
- December 2020Our third National Covid-19 Testing Action Plan lays out a new plan for the largest domestic testing scale up to date and proposes 14 executive actions for the current and incoming administrations to take in order to rapidly alter the trajectory of the pandemic in the United States. Testing all U.S. public K-12 public schools would cost $42.5 billion, or $8.5 billion per month for the remainder of the school year from February to June 2021.
- States and territories in STAT meet regularly to learn about advances in testing, share success stories, and listen to experts preview the most promising technological breakthroughs.
- A new resource to promote Covid-19 testing. The Testing Toolkit helps translate public health goals into motivating, clear messages that educate Americans about why, when, and where to get tested — even if they feel healthy. All materials are open access, completely free to use, and customizable.
- Covid-19 Workplace Commons, powered by a survey from more than 1,000 companies, provides guidance and data on how companies are protecting their employees from Covid-19.
- In order to facilitate the safe reopening of schools, measures to prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission must be at the forefront. This report aims to aid the discussion around whether and how to reopen in-person schools more safely.
- For any testing and tracing strategy to work, we have to motivate people to act. That’s why we’ve launched the Testing & Tracing Message Handbook. This Handbook draws on insights from cognitive science, linguistics, focus groups and a nationally representative message-testing survey.
- July 2020We’ve gone from 1 million to 4.5 million tests per week in the U.S., but we’ll need to redouble our efforts to make it to 30 million tests per week and beyond in order to reopen communities and economies, and keep them open.
- To facilitate the exchange of best practices for public health authorities and federal, state, city, and tribal officials working to scale up pandemic testing needs in order to reopen their economies while safeguarding public health.
Covid-19 Diagnostic Resources for Low- and Middle-Income Countries
The Rockefeller Foundation’s Covid-19 diagnostic resources for lower- and middle-income countries help to ensure that all countries can access affordable, accurate Covid-19 tests.Learn More
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Updates for Our GranteesThe safety, health, and well-being of our employees, our grantees, and those we serve is our top priority, and we are closely monitoring the implications from the outbreak of Covid-19.
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