04/16/2021: Lab Update: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky to Speak on Upcoming Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Call

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Lab Update

On Monday, April 19 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET, CDC’s Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) will host a call to discuss hot topics and to solicit the laboratory community’s questions about the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. DLS is pleased to announce that CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky will be joining this call to deliver opening remarks.

The Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Calls take place every other week and last for one hour. The next call is scheduled for Monday, May 3. Please see below for Zoom information.

Please see below for agenda and Zoom information. Attendance for this call is limited to 5,000 participants, but audio, transcripts, and slides will be posted online by the following Monday.

To submit a question for consideration, email DLSinquiries@cdc.gov in advance or use the Question & Answer (Q&A) function in Zoom during the call.

For more information, visit the Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Call website.

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

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)



  • Welcome
    Jasmine Chaitram, CDC Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)
  • Opening Remarks
    Rochelle Walensky, Director, CDC
  • SARS-CoV-2 Variants Update
    Vivien Dugan, CDC Laboratory and Testing Task Force for the COVID-19 Response
  • Expansion of U.S. Testing Capacity Using Coordination Hubs
    Ellen Kersh, Testing and Diagnostics Workgroup, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    Matthew Humbard, Testing and Diagnostics Workgroup, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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