Guidance for U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Staff for the Establishment and Management of Public Health Rapid Response Teams for Disease Outbreaks: COVID-19 Disease Supplement Infographic

Updated June 12, 2020

RRT General Guidance outlines

RRT Non-Emergency and Emergency Phase operations

Non-Emergency Phase includes:

  • Training
  • Readiness
  • Rostering
  • Staffing
  • SOP Development and Improvement Planning

Exercises for each phase are recommended.

Emergency Phase starts with the outbreak and includes:

  • Activation
  • Pre-Deployment

The Deployment phase includes:

  • Communication and Reporting
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Team Evolution and Demobilization

This phase concludes with Post-Deployment.