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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented public health and economic crises. In the coming weeks and months, viral tests for the presence of COVID-19 infection as well as serological tests for antibodies and potential immunity will be critical to measure the spread of the disease. Governments, businesses, and families will rely on data from these tests as they make decisions around the path forward. However, local testing data are not currently publicly available, and a comprehensive set of these data—paired with expert analysis and guidance—does not exist in one place. This initiative seeks to fill that gap.

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Johns Hopkins experts are working to fill the void of publicly accessible COVID-19 testing data. This initiative reflects an interdisciplinary collaboration between several groups at Johns Hopkins University: The Bloomberg School of Public Health, Applied Physics Laboratory, Center for Health Security, Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) in the Whiting School of Engineering, and the Centers for Civic Impact, with generous support from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.


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The COVID-19 Testing Toolkit provides information about the different types of COVID-19 tests with FDA Emergency Use Authorization as well as testing services available, how they work, and what is known about their accuracy.

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COVID-19 Testing Toolkit

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security has created the COVID-19 Testing Toolkit to provide information about specific tests and testing service--how they work and what is known about their accuracy. COVID-19 testing is a fast-growing field that is evolving as our understanding of SARS-CoV-2 improves and more test manufacturers enter the market. Tests are important to identify in what communities the virus is spreading, who has the virus, and how the virus is spreading. Testing is equally crucial to treating patients and informing good public health decision making during the pandemic.


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