Public Health Guidance for Community-Level Preparedness and Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Version 2/3

This is an updated version of the draft guidance document issued by CDC in November 2003. CDC revised the draft based on comments received from public health partners, healthcare providers, and others. CDC will continue to update the document as necessary to incorporate additional comments and to reflect increased understanding of SARS-CoV transmission dynamics and the availability of improved prevention tools.

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Sections of the Guidance Document

Sections of the Guidance Document table


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Core Document: Exec Summary, Intro, Overview of Document, Key Measures… Print Ready Version pdf icon[26 pages]
Supplement A: Command and Control Print Ready Version pdf icon[18 pages]
Supplement B: SARS Surveillance Print Ready Version pdf icon[31 pages]
Supplement C: Preparedness and Response In Healthcare Facilities Print Ready Version pdf icon[34 pages]
Supplement D: Community Containment Measures, Including Non-Hospital Isolation and Quarantine Print Ready Version pdf icon[37 pages]
Supplement E: Managing International Travel-Related Transmission Risk Print Ready Version pdf icon[13 pages]
Supplement F: Laboratory Guidance Print Ready Version pdf icon[32 pages]
Supplement G: Communication and Education Print Ready Version pdf icon[17 pages]
Supplement I: Infection Control in Healthcare, Home, and Community Settings Print Ready Version pdf icon[28 pages]

Also available are additional slide sets to accompany the SARS Public Health Guidance Document

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