Responder Stories

Responder Stories
Updated Aug. 10, 2020
Responders waiting in line to enter hospital

CDC has thousands of responders supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about their unique stories.

CDC molecular biologist Silvina Masciotra wears a face mask during an assignment.
A “capital” assignment for CDC lab specialist

With COVID-19 still spreading, Silvina says “a lot of unknowns” about the disease remain. Researchers are working to answer those questions quickly – “But until we get all those answers, caution and prevention are the way to go,” she says. “We need to keep our distance and wear masks. We need to keep in mind the vulnerable population.