Researchers Encouraged to Use DOE Capabilities for Coronavirus Work
Department of Energy Office of Science Washington, DC 20585
Office of the Director
March 12, 2020
Dear Colleagues: The emergence and spread of the new respiratory Corona virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was declared a Public Health Emergency in the United States on January 31, 2020, has catalyzed significant activity by Federal, state, and local governments; the healthcare community; residents across the United States; and people around the world. The National Biodefense Strategy is.the nation's plan for ensuring that the country is prepared for, responding to, and recovering from health incidents such as these. As a partner in the Strategy, the Department of Energy (DOE) contributes science and technology to support these efforts. This is no t the first emerging infectious disease event that the world will face, nor will it be the last I am asking for your ideas about how DOE and the National Labs might contribute resources to help address COVID-19 through science and technology efforts and collaborations.
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