06/08/2020: Lab Advisory: HHS Issues New CARES Act Guidance

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

The Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) issued an update to this message on 03/10/2022. Please refer to the updated LOCS message for the most current information.

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Laboratory Advisory

HHS Issues New CARES Act Guidance

On Thursday, June 4, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new guidance related to laboratory result reporting specified in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The new guidance covers entities required to report, methods for submission, required data elements, data reporting and transmission requirements, and recommendations for capturing laboratory data in electronic health records. The new guidance is now posted on CDC’s How to Report COVID-19 Laboratory Data web page.

Online Resources

Laboratory Outreach Communication System | Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

LOCS@cdc.gov

www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/locs

Page last reviewed: March 11, 2022