State review of how wastewater COVID-19 surveillance programs are organized, deployed, and funded and how they plan to use the data to inform their response to COVID-19.
Nov 4, 2020 02:00 PM
Wastewater testing has been used in the past to track norovirus, hepatitis A, polio and opioids use in communities. Several states are now testing wastewater for COVID-19. Because people can be infected up to 14 days before showing symptoms, testing wastewater can provide states with early indicators of the presence of COVID-19 in a community and can show whether cases are increasing or decreasing. This type of monitoring may also be valuable at a smaller scale to manage congregate living settings. Join this webinar to learn from several states about how their wastewater COVID-19 surveillance programs are organized, deployed, and funded and how they plan to use the data to inform their response to COVID-19.
- Erica Gaddis, Director, Division of Water Quality, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
- Dr. Nathan LaCross, Assessment Manager and Epidemiologist, Environmental Epidemiology Program, Utah Department of Health
- Nicole Rowan, Clean Water Program Manager, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Dr. Brian Erly, Medical Epidemiologist, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Suzanne E. Dorsey, PhD, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment