ICATT Success Stories

After the Public Health Emergency expires on May 11, 2023: The CDC ICATT program will likely continue with a smaller site network that supports testing and disease surveillance needs at non-emergency levels. ICATT will continue to provide no-cost COVID-19 testing for people without health insurance with symptoms related to COVID-19 or who were exposed to someone with COVID-19. A list of ICATT sites can be found on the CDC COVID-19 Testing Locator website.

The Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program is committed to increasing access to COVID-19 testing in communities greatly impacted by the pandemic and for people without health insurance. The purpose of these success stories is to share best practices for testing in areas with moderate-to-high scores on the CDC/ASTDR Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) through partnerships between the federal government and public pharmaceutical companies.

Each success story shows real-world results of prevention and surveillance activities conducted by the ICATT program. Success stories show how the CDC is making progress toward meeting national program goals. The stories below refer to activities conducted between 2020 and 2022.

Masked person sitting inside a car talking to another person with PPE on standing outside at a COVID-19 testing site.