COVID-19 Health Department Resources

Health Department Resources

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The following resources are available from CDC/NIOSH to assist state and local health departments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit CDC’s COVID-19 page for Health Departments for a more extensive list of CDC resources.

Resources and Support

  • Interim List of Categories of Essential Workers Mapped to Standardized Industry Codes and Titles
    An interim list is now available to help state, local, tribal, and territorial officials and organizations prepare for the allocation of initially limited COVID-19 vaccine supply. The interim list maps essential industries to corresponding COVID-19 vaccination phases and workforce categories, as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
  • Vaccinating Migrant/Migratory and Seasonal Food and Agriculture Workers
    This webpage is for jurisdictions to help ensure that migrant and migratory seasonal food and agricultural workers are vaccinated and addresses the unique challenges in and best practices for providing vaccines to these workers.
  • NIOSH Industry and Occupation Computerized Coding System (NIOCCS) Autocoder
    NIOCCS is a free autocoder health departments can use to code industry and occupation data.
  • Industry and Occupation Data Consultations
    CDC/NIOSH subject matter experts will consult with state and local health departments to help collect, code, and analyze industry and occupation COVID-19 data. To request assistance, please email NIOSHIOCoding@cdc.gov.
    More information on industry and occupation data can also be found on our Collecting and Using Industry and Occupation Data website and NIOSH Science Blog series related to industry and occupation:
    1. Collecting Occupation and Industry Data in Public Health Surveillance Systems for COVID-19
    2. Making Industry and Occupation Information Useful for Public Health: A guide to coding industry and occupation text fields
  • State-based Occupational Health Surveillance Clearinghouse
    The Clearinghouse is a searchable database of materials created by the states. State-produced COVID-19 materials have been actively added to the Clearinghouse to make it easier to states to share. Materials range from reports to brochures and presentations. 
Page last reviewed: July 14, 2020