National COVID-⁠19 Preparedness Plan

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, the White House released the National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan (NCPP). If you listened to President Biden’s State of the Union address the previous evening, he spoke about this very plan.

“the U.S. government is releasing the National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan – which will enable America to move forward safely, sustaining and building on the progress we’ve made over the past 13 months. This plan lays out the roadmap to help us fight COVID-19 in the future as we begin to get back to our more normal routines. We look to a future when Americans no longer fear lockdowns, shutdowns, and our kids not going to school. It’s a future when the country relies on the powerful layers of protection we have built and invests in the next generation of tools to stay ahead of this virus.

The President’s National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan focuses on four key goals:

To reach these goals, the NCPP has several elements, including:

You’ll find the 96-page NCPP here.

Information on the Test to Treat Initiative is found on page 10 then on page 36:

This is an important document. I encourage you to download the NCPP and review it with your team/colleagues.