CDC and ASPR Release Ebola Concept of Operations Planning Template

On August 20, the CDC and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response released the Ebola Concept of Operations (ConOps) Planning Template to assist jurisdictions in developing processes and steps to prepare for and respond to Ebola. It outlines high-level considerations for responding to suspected and confirmed Ebola patients, detailed references and guidance, and recommendations for training and exercises. This template, while intended for Ebola, may also be adapted to other emerging infectious diseases where appropriate. To access the Ebola ConOps Planning Template, please go to

About Sara Chang

Sara Chang is a senior program analyst for NACCHO’s Infectious Disease team. She works with local health departments on such topics as emerging infectious diseases, infectious disease prevention and control, and healthcare-associated infections. Twitter: @changsara

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